PHOTO: Departed Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa popular with Borussia Dortmund fans

Shinji Kagawa Fans

Shinji Kagawa is still popular among the Borussia Dortmund supporters despite leaving the Bundesliga club for Manchester United in 2012.

Shinji Kagawa may have been at Manchester United for the past two years, but the Borussia Dortmund fans still love him.

The Japan international midfielder was one of the most popular players during his two years at Dortmund between 2010 and 2012.

In those two seasons, the 25-year-old established himself as one of the finest attacking players in Europe and played a key role in Dortmund's successive Bundesliga title triumphs.

Kagawa went to England to play for United in the summer of 2012, but he failed to live up to expectations in the Premier League (click here to read more).

Last month, the former Cerezo Osaka star returned to Dortmund on a four-year contract and seems to have settled into life in Germany without any problem (click here to read more).

The Dortmund fans also seem to be happy to have him back in their team, as they cheered him on during a training session on Tuesday and later took his autograph.

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