Agent expects Shinji Kagawa to stay at Manchester United

Juan Mata's imminent arrival at Manchester United will not spell the end for midfielder Shinji Kagawa, according to the Japan international's agent.

Shinji Kagawa's agent Thomas Kroth has played down reports that the midfielder could be on his way out of Manchester United due to the imminent arrival of Juan Mata.

The North-West outfit are expected to complete the signing of Mata from Chelsea within the next few days, which could place Kagawa's role within the team in danger.

The 24-year-old has failed to secure a regular first-team spot under manager David Moyes this season, which has sparked rumours that the Japan international could return to Borussia Dortmund or join Atletico Madrid.

However, Kroth told Sky Sports News: "At this moment I am sure Shinji will stay. There has been no contact and so it is just rumours."

When asked if Mata's arrival will affect Kagawa's fate at the club, Kroth said: "No, it is my opinion that he will stay."

Kagawa was signed by former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012.

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