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Kagawa ‘wants to leave Manchester United in January’ to ensure World Cup fitness

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After Manchester United made another step towards regaining their form in yesterday’s 3-1 victory at Fulham, Michael Carrick has said people would be foolish to write the champions off just yet.

In an interview with the Mirror, the England midfielder said, “The good thing for us is that although we haven’t had a great start there’s a long time to put that right.

In the grand scheme of things in the league, the points that we’re behind isn’t the end of the world.

“I don’t really think our rivals in the Premier League are stronger this year. It’s pretty much the same. We still believe we’ve got a chance.”

United fans will hope he is right, and although United are currently eight points behind leaders Arsenal, a win against the Gunners next Sunday will cut the deficit and give David Moyes side a huge boost as they attempt to repair the damage of their early-season stutters.

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In other news, the Sunday People claims Shinji Kagawa wishes to leave Old Trafford in January in a bid to save his World Cup dream.

While there is no question the playmaker will be in the Japan squad this summer, he is reportedly worried about a lack of match fitness going into the tournament.

With Moyes still only picking the player sporadically, and with the emergence of Adnan Januzaj and outstanding form of Wayne Roooney, Kagawa is said to favour a move elsewhere where he can play more regularly.

See also: What next for Manchester United flop if he refuses £1.4m wage drop?

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