By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Japanese midfielder passed a medical and was confirmed as an official United player last week. He was at the club earlier in the weekend in order to meet the officials and finalise the move to the Manchester club.
During the process, he had also been offered the No. 7 jersey which has been famously linked with a number of star midfielders for the Red Devils over the years. Aside from Best, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo also donned the jersey and made a name for themselves during their tenure at the club.
The former Borussia Dortmund player, who has become renowned for his humility, asked instead for a different squad number with some "personal meaning". In the past season, the 23-year-old wore the No. 23 shirt with the Bundesliga champions and he could yet get a jersey reflecting his age for the coming season.
'I've just joined the team and haven't accomplished anything yet. I want to make a name for myself [at United] on my own terms," he explained.
The Japan international revealed that he found his Old Trafford visit an enthralling experience. And he confessed that he was eager to kickstart his season with the league runner-ups and get an opportunity to score in front of the fans.
"When I was at [Old Trafford], I thought about how incredible it would be if I could score there," Kagawa confessed.
"This is a challenge I am really looking forward to. The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is such a massive club.
"This is a really exciting time for me and I can't wait to meet the team and start playing."
Kagawa played for Japanese club Cerezo Osaka before joining Dortmund in 2010.