For much of the season, Manchester United fans have been yearning for Shinji Kagawa to get more playing time. In Saturday’s loss to Newcastle, Kagawa again found himself on the sidelines, but this time it was all his own doing.
Kagawa apparently indulged himself in such an epic food binge that he soon fell ill and needed to get his stomach pumped!
What, did Shinji think he was countrymate Takeru Kobayashi all of a sudden?
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Here’s what manager David Moyes told the club’s official website:
"Shinji was very sick after the [Everton] game and he did a bit of training on Friday but he was low. All of the stats that we look at were low so we felt we had better not take a risk in case we got an injury by playing him."
"It was a bad sickness. He thinks he ate too much, and he had to get his stomach pumped, but I think he is okay."
Yikes! As if Man United didn’t have enough problems at the moment, now players are eating their way out of the matchday roster and into the hospital.
Could it be that Kagawa’s food frenzy was just a “heavy” consequence of United’s struggles? After all, pyschologists say some people overeat mainly out of depression!