Former Manchester United star Park Ji sung has announced his retirement from the game at just 34 years of age. The South Korean star played for Manchester United for a period of seven years during which time he was not just there to improve the merchandise sales, but also to help the team on the pitch as well. Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson often relied upon Park Ji sung in order to do a defensive job against the opposition because he knew that the disciplined attitude of the South Korean will help neutralise the biggest threat.
The last few years however, he has been suffering from a succession of knee injuries and this slowly to him out of the limelight. It was not surprising when he decided to leave United. He moved to QPR in a year contract worth around £ 2 million. After failing to impress in the Premier league outfit, he returned to PSV Eindhoven where he started his European football career. Throughout the season, he has been suffering from injury problems and he has finally decided to call it a day due to such niggling issues.
United paid tribute to the former midfielder, who won several trophies including the Champions League with them in a seven-year spell.
“The midfielder must have been the first nuclear-powered South Korean in history, in the sense that he rushed about the pitch at the speed of an electron,” said former AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo in his autobiography about the defensive attitude of Park Ji sung. It has been rumoured in the last few days that United may be ready to offer the 33-year-old an ambassadorial role concerning his overwhelming popularity in Asian regions. Manchester United are one of most popular clubs in this region with an estimated follower count exceeding 300 million.