Date: 23rd October 2013 at 3:44am
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Last season’s hat-trick hero to almost zero under the new boss

The most anticipated football book since George Best released a photo album of his previous girlfriends is almost upon us and the quotes released from Sir Alex’s autobiography have certainly whetted the appetite.

Much of the focus so far has been on the negative aspects, the falling outs and feuds with the likes of Wayne Rooney, David Beckham and Rafa Benitez taking a prominent role. It’s not all sniping and score settling though as Sir Alex does praise a lot of players, including the somewhat out-of-favour Shinji Kagawa.

Sir Alex notes:

“He got a little injury early on which has curtailed his application so far but I’m sure as the season wears on he will play plenty of football. He is a very good footballer. It’s one of those situations when you don’t get on the bus right away you miss it. I don’t think the injury is serious so hopefully he will play a part.”

Kagawa can take heart from Sir Alex’s words as it’s not been an easy time for the diminutive attacking midfielder, as he’s been used sparingly and in his less favoured left wing role. Hopefully for many Kagawa fans like myself, David Moyes will heed Sir Alex’s advice and give the former Dortmund man a chance. It’s time United used Kagawa properly, perhaps tonight would be a good start just off the striker?