Quotes from Nick Powell and Shinji Kagawa

DORTMUND, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 20: Shinji Kagawa attends the general meeting of Borussia Dormtund at Westfalenhalle 2 on November 20, 2011 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell were unveiled by the club today at today's press conference. Below are some quotes from the new lads. Click here for quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson on his two new recruits.

I'm happy to be here and every day I'll take the chance to improve myself and move further up, It's definitely the greatest challenge of my career and I hope to learn and improve every day.

"I've always said I have to improve my playing qualities; now I've been here a bit I can really feel the difference. It's a top level club and environment, and when the other internationals join us it will be even better. I definitely feel the attention of the media globally now. I'm a member of a great club at Manchester United. I think I can handle the pressure and am pretty confident I can adapt to the style of the Premier League.

"Everything here shows me it's a really big club and it's a great honour to play here. I want to really contribute by achieving concrete results."

"Language is very important to me, I'm very motivated to learn English; I hope I can learn it quickly so I can communicate with my team mates very soon."

Shinji Kagawa


He seems a bright enough lad to learn English quickly enough. At first it may be a problem for the instructions from the gaffer to get through (The thick Scottish dialect is something even I have trouble understanding at times...) but I am sure we will manage. Other than that, it is the usual blah blah blah you get from Press conferences...

Nick Powell now

"At Crewe, it was one camera and one person, at United, it's the whole world. At Carrington, even with the building work around it, it is a complete change from Crewe. I thought Crewe's facilities were respectable but, to see this, it's a completely different world for me.

"I've still got a lot to develop, i'm not near my best yet. I'm hoping to achieve what people expect me to achieve. I want to show I am a Manchester United player and show what I can do."

Nick Powell


The move to a massive club like Manchester United from a small club like Crewe Alexandra can be a daunting one. He seems to be relishing this opportunity however. And so he should. He has had a good start to his career, learnt from a great footballing mind in Dario Gradi, who is known for bringing in the youth products to the first team at an early age and has been rewarded with a move to the biggest and best club in England. Go grab that opportunity son!

For more from Powell, click this link, where ManUnited.com did a Q&A with the youngster.

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