By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Arriving from Borussia Dortmund this summer, Kagawa has slotted into the Manchester United starting line-up effortlessly, impressing in both of the Red Devils' Premier League games so far. Ferguson wrote in his match-day programme that the Japanese player's intelligence and quick feet give a much-needed boost to the United midfield.
"He is very bright, understands the game and is clever with the ball," he noted.
"He is quickish and doesn't give the ball away, which is an important quality to have in your midfield."
Midfielder Tom Cleverley agreed with his manager, as he told the Guardian that he enjoyed playing alongside Kagawa in midfield.
"I love playing with him - one and two touch, high-energy football. We're on the same wavelength," Cleverley shared.
"He's brilliant, he has settled in really well. He links defence with attack. He gets on the half-turn and creates chances. I can't speak highly enough of him."
The Red Devils snapped up Kagawa and last season's top scorer Robin van Persie in this window, two transfer moves Ferguson hopes will prevent the Red Devils from missing out on the title to City as they did in the previous campaign.
"We have been low on goals from midfield in recent seasons. There was a time when Bryan Robson would give you a dozen through the centre of the park and Paul Scholes in his heyday was good for 10 or so but lately we haven't seen that kind of tally," he wrote.
"I believe that Kagawa will put that right, which with the addition of Van Persie to the team, should ensure that we don't lose any more titles on goal difference."
Manchester United travel to St Mary's Stadium to face Southampton, in their Premier League fixture this Sunday.