Shinji Kagawa (香川真司 Kagawa Shinji?) (born 17 March 1989) is a Japanese professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester United and the Japan national team. Kagawa began his professional career in his homeland with Cerezo Osaka before joining German club Borussia Dortmund in 2010. After two years with Dortmund, Kagawa signed for Manchester United on a four-year contract. A goal-scoring midfielder, he is known for his “vision, technique, movement and deft passing.” On 29 November 2012, Kagawa was named Asian Football Confederation International Player of the Year.