An ambulance was called to the home of Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa on Wednesday night when the midfielder complained of breathing difficulties hours after his appearance in the champions’ defeat to Everton at Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old was substituted 58 minutes into the game, but later began to feel unwell on returning to his apartment in leafy Alderley Edge, Cheshire. It is understood that concerned neighbours were alerted to the Japan international’s distress and quickly called for an ambulance. Paramedics rushed to the home of Kagawa.
Taken off: Shinji Kagawa was substituted after 58 minutes of Man United’s 1-0 defeat to Everton
An ambulance spokesman told the Sun: ‘We arrived at the scene within seven minutes to treat a person for breathing difficulties.’
After paramedic care the £17m signing did not need hospital treatment. A club source told the Sun: ‘He had a bit of a turn but he’s ok now.’
David Moyes admitted that Kagawa didn’t look good after the game, and will have to wait on his fitness
Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, the former Everton boss said: ‘Shinji’s had a sickness and was unwell. I’ll need to see how he is tomorrow, he wasn’t too good after the game. ‘It happens at every football club, not just this one.’
The defeat to Everton was Man United’s fourth in the league this season and leaves them languishing in ninth place, 12 points behind leaders Arsenal, as the pressure builds on new manager David Moyes.
Source : Daily mail