New Manchester United signing Shinji Kagawa has said that he wants to play more centrally next season at Manchester United. The English club recently secured the signing of Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa from German club Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £ 12 million, which could rise to £ 17 million depending on the success and the performances of the 23-year-old at Old Trafford.

He is expected to go straight into the starting line-up, according to the Man Utd news website. At Dortmund, Shinji Kagawa has played in central role creating everything good by the club in recent seasons. However, he faces a lot of competition for the central role in the Manchester United team.

The playmaker, though, has said that he wants to be the hub of everything that Manchester United create the season. The club has invested a lot of money in buying youth in recent times. As a result, they have some of the best wide men in the country. The arrival of Shinji Kagawa is expected to confirm the departure of another Asian at the club – Park Ji sung. The 31-year-old has been sparingly used by manager Sir Alex Ferguson this season. He could be set for a move to Turkey in the summer.

‘I want to play in the hole, where Wayne Rooney plays. I feel like that’s where I play my best football. I plan on working hard so I can win my place at the position. They’re one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I was given a chance to play for them. I took a lot of things into consideration, like the fact that they’ve got a deep squad, their style of football and it wasn’t an easy decision. But I wanted the challenge,’ said Shinji Kagawa in his first major interview since moving to Manchester United a few weeks ago.