South Korean football icon Park Ji-Sung has bagged an advisory role with one of the biggest clubs in his native South Korea. The former Manchester United player was named the adviser of South Korean top flight champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors last week and the owners of the club are hoping that Park Ji-Sung will use his wealth of experience to move the club forward. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are the champions of domestic football in South Korea and with a popular figure like Park Ji-Sung, they are hoping to stay at the top of club football in the Asian nation of South Korea for a long time to come.
Manchester United legend Park Ji-Sung has revealed his saddest moment at the club. In a chat with United Unscripted, Park Ji-Sung revealed that finding out that he was not part of the squad for the 2008 Champions League final at the Luzhnicki Stadium, Moscow in Russia was one of the saddest moments of his football career.
Without the South Korean football legend in the Manchester United squad, the club was able to win their third European title. Manchester United beat Premier League rivals Chelsea on penalties in Moscow to lift the Champions League trophy for the second time. (more…)
With Liverpool crowned champions of England –holding titles simultaneously in Europe and the world–, the Premier League is now entering the business side of the current season. While Liverpool’s fate is sealed, the rest of others will go down to the wire.
European places and most interestingly the relegation battle. The bottom half is tense and the fight to avoid the drop will go down to the last day. Aside Norwich City, who have been condemned to be relegated. All other sides from 15 to 19 still have a chance. Aston Villa, Brighton, Watford, West Ham are all in the mix.
Here we take a look at one of the great relegation escapes.
Park Ji-sung, South Korean professional footballer was one of the most underrated players to play in the jersey of Manchester United. Born in Goheung, Park is one of the greatest footballers of Asia and surely the best player from South Korea till now. Before diving into why he is the most underrated player of Manchester United, you must be aware of his career stats. Manchester United’s midfielder had scored 19 goals in 134 matches for his club.
Park Ji sung also appeared in 100 matches for his national team and scored 13 goals. Despite these number games, there are many worth mentioning aspects of the unsung hero of Manchester United. As a football fan, there are very limited things to crave for. They don’t want too much from players except for their strong desire and commitment to the game. As a fan, you only count the effort put in by the player, keeping aside the results. Win, lose or draw doesn’t matter as long as the players are ready to perform exceeding their abilities.
Things are not working well for Manchester United. They are in the 10th position in the league table after playing seven games. They are struggling to regain their dominance in the Premier League. It seems that they need a better team, or at least a better winger to roll things ahead. Maybe they need a Park Ji-sung.
The South Korean midfielder was a big match player for United. He played for the club for 7 years and he is the most decorated football player in Asia with 19 trophies. However, trophies apart he is better known for his contribution to the big games, on bigger stages. (more…)
United have increased their interest in Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff in a bid to complete a transfer to Old Trafford this season. It is understood that the Red Devils have already sent a bid of £15 million for the player which was rejected by the club.
Manchester United have enjoyed a good spell of recent under interim manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. The Red Devils are currently in the mix for the top four and have a quarterfinal UEFA Champions League tie to look forward to in April.
The ex-international of South Korea says that examination on the record signing is definitely inevitable but it is also possible that he can come back to form and Paul Pogba needs to learn to deal for being blamed for the shortcomings of Manchester United but he can definitely emerge from a very tough start to his 2nd spell at the club of Old Trafford, as per the Park Ji Sung.
The Red Devils are on the look-out for a player from Asia who suits Jose Mourinho’s playing style and will also enhance their profile on the continent.
After the success of star Son Heung-min, Korean football fans raised the question: has the player reached the level of Park Ji-Sung yet? September marked a milestone in the career of “Sonaldo”. The 26-year-old led the way to the ASIAD 2018 gold medal. This achievement was enough to spur the South Koreans from compulsory military service under the law in their hometown.