Shinji Kagawa: 'I must improve or leave Manchester United'

Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United breaks free from Youssuf Mulumbu of West Bromwich Albion during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on September 28, 2013
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Shinji Kagawa believes that he won't survive at Manchester United without improving after being brought off at half-time against West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa has admitted that his performances must improve or he is unlikely to have a long-term future at Old Trafford.

Kagawa has featured in just one Premier League game under David Moyes this season, but was brought off at the interval during last weekend's 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

The Japanese international has declared that he was upset to be hauled off at the interval, but vowed to take that decision as a wake-up call to work harder.

He told The Mirror: "In that sense, I was disappointed to have been substituted.

"Sure, I wasn't involved that much, I didn't touch the ball enough, but I was trying to be patient so I didn't feel that bad. However, I have to take this like some kind of message from the manager.

"I need to improve or I can't survive at this club. I have to take this in a positive way and try to do my best."

The 24-year-old has been restricted to three starts in all competitions this season, leading to speculation that he could be sold next summer.

Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United breaks free from Youssuf Mulumbu of West Bromwich Albion during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on September 28, 2013
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