Though enjoying a decent profile in Italy he hasn’t become a household name in Europe, mainly because he hasn’t played a lot of Champions League football. The tiny attacking midfielder is a product of the Juventus youth system but has spent large chunks of the last 4 years on loan at Empoli and, latterly, Parma. Last season the impish magician scored 15 goals in just 36 appearances for his loan club. soccersweep thinks that he looked mustard in his cameos for Italy at EURO 2012 and could be the perfect addition to the Manchester United squad if he could be prized away from The Old Lady.
We think that Fergie might tinker with his system again next season. Last time out he largely reverted to a 4-4-2 but, if Kagawa is going to get into the first team straight away then he will either have to play out wide on the left or behind Rooney. Wayne of course prefers to play number 10 but I’m just not sure that Kagawa would be happy getting his boots white out left in a classic 4-4-2.
We think that Fergie might eventually opt for a a more flexible 4-2-3-1 next season with 3 technically adept, quick, attacking midfielders playing behind Wazza. Carrick and Cleverley can protect the defence with Kagawa, Nani/Valencia and someone just like Giovinco causing all sorts of damage behind Rooney. Alternatively, Rooney could stay deeper leaving Chicharito or Wellbeck furthest forward.
There are a mind numbing number of potential variations that United can play in but are we about to see another change in the shape of the team? Will Wayne play up top or stay at number 10? What do you think?