Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa believes he is getting to the point where he can perform to the best of his abilities in the Premier League as he aims to make a good impression on David Moyes.
Kagawa made the move to United from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2012 but struggled in his first season under Sir Alex Ferguson. He was linked with a return to Dortmund last summer but Moyes has given him his chances this season, often in his favoured central position.
Having featured for the Red Devils 17 times this season Kagawa has enjoyed a relatively consistent role in the first team and his second half performance on Saturday against Swansea had a significant role to play in his side securing a much needed 2-0 win.
The Japan international admits adapting to the Premier League has taken time, particularly given his smaller stature, but is confident of delivering a consistent impact for United soon.
"I think I can still improve my strength," he told ManUtd.jp. "I'm not the tallest or biggest player so I have to move my body more.
"Smaller players in the Premier League are very good at using their bodies [to get past the opposition] and that's what I will continue to do.
"I realise the Premier League is a very tough league and I know I have to be stronger."
Assistant manager Steve Round also echoed Kagawa's sentiments, insisting Kagawa has the potential to be great for United and is working hard towards achieving that goal.
"He's such an intelligent and creative player that he makes everybody around him play well," he explained.
"You can always find him, he always retains the ball, can turn and go forward, is intelligent and his creativity is terrific.
"He's a really good kid as well. He has a great sense of humour and a tremendous work ethic. There's never a moment's problem with him because he's such a terrific professional."