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Ferguson says much more to come from hat-trick man Kagawa

Published on Mar 3, 2013 6:23 AM
Norwich City's English defender Michael Turner (left) reacts as Manchester United's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa (right) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on March 2, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - Shinji Kagawa will get even better next season, according to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson after the Japanese midfielder became the first Asian player to score a Premier League hat-trick on Saturday.

The 23-year-old played the starring role as United thrashed Norwich City 4-0 to move 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester City, leaving top scorer Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in the shade with three classy finishes.

Kagawa, signed from Borussia Dortmund in June, has had his first season disrupted by a knee injury but showed signs against Norwich he could make a big impact at Old Trafford.

"It's brilliant for him. The lad is a good finisher and his second goal was so composed and an intelligent finish while his third was absolutely brilliantly-taken," Ferguson told Sky Sports television.

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