Ji Sung-Park believes that if Manchester United had been able to rescue their season if they had been able to seal the 4th place spot in the Premier League however, unfortunately for Louis van Gaal and his players, they were not able to do it as the 2015-16 season of the Premier League has reached it’s end and Manchester United had to settle with the 6th position.
The South Korean retired footballer stated that it would be a disappointing season for Manchester United if they failed to snatch the 4th spot which is what happened with the English outfit.
Ji Sung-Park spent over 5 years performing for Manchester United and after retiring on May of 2014, the South Korean football figure went on to become the club ambassador.
“We (Manchester United) are just two points behind, and we have a game in hand. That is motivation enough for the players because they know how important it to play in the Champions League is. Without it, it would be quite depressing for the players. They need something, some achievement as professional footballers.” Manchester United’s club ambassador, Ji Sung-Park said a few weeks ago as he stated that anything less than 4th would be a huge blow for Manchester United.
6th place in the Premier League means that Manchester United will not be competing in either the Champions League or the Europa League for the upcoming season, however, they still have a chance of participating in the European competition if Louis van Gaal and his squad are able to win the FA Cup in the finals which is scheduled to take place on May 21 as Manchester United faces off with Crystal Palace.
If Manchester United are able to win the FA Cup and defeat Crystal Palace, it won’t be a totally disappointing campaign according to Ji Sung-Park.
Ex-Red Devils player, Park Ji-Sung thrilled fans in public appearances in Singapore.
The Retired South Korean midfielder Park Ji-Sung who spent seven trophy-laden years at Old Trafford thrilled some local crowds. The 35-year-old won four Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Champions League crown during his time at Manchester United.
The retired player was in Singapore as part of a promotional campaign for haircare brand, Clear. Students of Singapore Polytechnic had the opportunity to witness former Manchester United player Park Ji Sung in action when he made a special appearance at the school.
Park who is widely regarded as the greatest Asian player to have graced the modern game, the Manchester United ambassador was in town as part of haircare brand Clear’s promotional event.
Park had arrived in Singapore two days ago and will be leaving on Tuesday night. Park participated in a series of games together with a team of SP students and also representatives from the company. After the games, which included running through acupressure mats to score a goal, Park took time to take pictures with star-struck fans and answer some questions.
Park commenced his career with J-League club Kyoto back in 2000, then shifted to PSV Eindhoven under Guus Hiddink before coming to the attention of former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. He signed with the Red Devils in 2005 and became the first South Korean to win a Premier League medal and went on to enjoy a successful stint in Manchester.
Now acting as an ambassador for the English giants, Park was asked what it was like to play alongside Real Madrid superstar and former United standout Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It was great,” he said.
“You know he can score, he can create chances and he can make space for other players.
“It was easy to play with him and I really enjoyed playing with him.”