Man United midfielder Shinji Kagawa missed Newcastle game after getting stomach pumped

Kagawa must learn not to eat so much. Photo: PA

Man United manager David Moyes has revealed that Shinji Kagawa missed the visit of Newcastle because he ate too much and had to get his stomach pumped.

The Red Devils fell to consecutive 1-0 Premier League defeats at Old Trafford on Saturday, and many fans were wondering why Kagawa was left on the bench.

Speaking after the disappointing defeat which leaves United 9th, Moyes said:

"All of the stats that we look at were low so we felt we had better not take a risk in case we got an injury by playing him.

"It was a bad sickness. He thinks he ate too much, and he had to get his stomach pumped, but I think he is okay."

Kagawa was hauled off by Moyes with thirty minutes left in the midweek defeat against Everton, with reports claiming he began feeling unwell later that night.

The Japanese international's neighbours were concerned by his discomfort and decided to call for an ambulance.