New boy relishing Red Devils' battle
Shinji Kagawa has spoken out about his move to Manchester United and described it as 'a big challenge' to become a first team regular.
The 23-year-old Japan international midfielder was a key man at Dortmund, where he scored 21 goals in 49 Bundesliga appearances, helping them win back-to-back league titles.
And, following speculation linking Kagawa with a move to Old Trafford circulating for several months, United finally confirmed that a deal in the region of £17million had been agreed after the player accepted personal terms earlier this month.
Kagawa must secure a UK work permit and pass a medical before the move is rubber-stamped, but he is already relishing the opportunity of playing in the Premier League next season.
He said: "I want to play in the hole. I feel like that's where I play my best football. I plan on working hard so I can win my place in that position.
"It will be a big challenge and I realise I cannot afford to make any mistakes. I have to work harder than ever."