The Korean Media labelled it the Moscow Nightmare after Park Ji-Sung was left out of the Manchester United squad for the Champions League final in 2008. Park Ji-Sung was a major absentee from the Manchester United squad for the 2008 Champions League final between Manchester United and Chelsea in Moscow.

Park Ji-Sung was Mr. Dependable for manager Sir Alex Ferguson and he had played every minute of the quarterfinal tie with Italian team AS Roma and the semifinal tie with Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona. The South Korean had done enough for a place in the starting XI for the Champions League final only for him to miss out on the squad altogether. The all-action midfielder had also playedthe whole game against Wigan Athletic ten days before the Champions League final to help Manchester United seal the Premier League title for a second straight season. (more…)