The 23-year-old's international manager says he has everything it takes to become a hit a Old Trafford, as he edges closer to leaving Borussia Dortmund for the Red Devils
Shinji Kagawa has all the attributes needed to succeed at Manchester United, according to Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni.
The 23-year-old is close to sealing a move to Old Trafford after the club agreed a £12 million, rising to a possible £17m, deal with German champions Borussia Dortmund for his services.
And his international boss is confident the attack-minded midfielder will blossom in the Premier League and become an integral part of United's team.
"I haven't offered him my congratulations yet. I've only said to him 'good luck' because this is just the start for him. I know he'll need results to be deemed a success at Manchester United," the Italian told the club's official website.
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"But I fully expect to congratulate him three years from now because he clearly has the mental strength and the technical ability to make it there."
Zaccheroni also suggested that Kagawa's transfer to the illustrious club could be an important moment in Japanese football.
"I think his transfer is great not only for himself but for all football in this country,” he added.
"I've been in Japan for almost two years now and in that short period of time, two players have signed with the biggest clubs in the world - [Yuto] Nagatomo went to Inter and now Kagawa to United. It's proof the Japanese are developing players the right way."