Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has backed new signing Shinji Kagawa to be a hit in the Premier League.
Japan international Kagawa joined the club from Borussia Dortmund last month and appears to have adjusted to his new home quickly, and Ferdinand believes the 23-year-old has already made a great first impression.
Speaking in China on the club's pre-season tour, the centre-back said: "I've been very, very impressed. I'd seen him play for Dortmund on TV and I looked on YouTube.
"He's been fantastic. He's quick, he's sharp, he has great awareness, he plays off both feet. I'm excited about playing with him and getting the season started.
"He's been one of the better players in Germany for the last few years. I think he will bring that form to Manchester United. I think he'll be a great acquisition."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has also been full of praise for Kagawa and is impressed with how quickly he has settled without speaking English.
"The thing that's quite impressed me is that every exercise we do on the training ground, he's never needed it to be explained," said the Scot.
"After one demonstration, he joins in as if he's known the language forever. Of course, we know he doesn't speak the language, but it isn't a problem.
"It just goes to show that a good footballer can pick up exactly what's needed. He's been fantastic in that respect. I've been quite surprised at that."