'Three Lungs Park' is set to be accredited on 01/10/2014
Park Ji-Sung, Manchester United's heroic Asian midfielder, is all set to be in limelight again tomorrow as his previous employer will make an announcement about him. The Asian player made 205 appearances in which he netted 37 goals before leaving the club in 2012. Maybe the player anticipated the club's decline in the ensuing year and moved on. The player retired two years later.
Maybe he did not like his football life playing for a club other than England's Manchester United!
The decision was indeed a good one as he moved to QPR followed by a transfer to PSV in the Netherlands where he nurtured. Ji stepped down from professional football in May, 2014 and has since then tried to spend life outside of his football interests. But he can't get rid of Manchester United out of life so easy. The South Korean is set to be made centre of a huge announcement tomorrow by his former club. Watch this space for more developments!
TRDS doesn't want to speculate what position or what recognition the club is readying itself to Park ji Sung; for what is fairly obvious. There is a common behaviour pattern amongst Manchester United players such as Sir Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, Dennis Law, Andy Cole, Peter Schmeichel and more recently, Gary Neville. In a nutshell, it is NOT about how many Ballon'd Or titles you have won or how much your bank balance reads; leave apart your diverse skill-set or the kind of music you play in the dressing room prior to kick off. It's the passion you have for the club and the philosophy. This is based on words of Sir Alex Ferguson that, No player can be bigger than the club - not even Cristiano Ronaldo!
Club loyalty is all about how you have helped the club fight various battles on the football pitch. It's also about mental toughness and your ability to bring about a revolution in the park; your ability to inspire generations if not just the Old Trafford faithful. Ji-Sung Park offered all such qualities during his 7 years at United. He has been the most loyal player Manchester United has ever hard - he deserves an award of the highest level. All this indicators point towards one particular post; we wouldn't unleash that yet - but it is as MUFC's tweet said, your time to guess!!!
Mr. Park spent seven years at the prestigious Manchester club between the years of 2005 and 2012 when he was let go to Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on a cheap £2m deal. A player of Ji Sung's stature should have yielded at least £6m. However, the arrival of new management coupled with fitness issues forced Ji to exit Man United in order to still play at the highest level. During his time at United, Park was a valiant midfielder. Of course, no one can compare the South Korean to the Irish midfielder Roy Keane, for whom the club has failed to find a replacement, but the boy had all the critical skills required to rip apart any Premier League's defence. I mean it, his ability to kill off the game in early second half was absolutely phenomenal. TRDS salutes Ji Sung Park and his loyalty.
Park was a crucial component of Sir Alex's plans to demolish opponents week-in week-out, especially after Darren Fletcher's bowel illness and Paul Scholes' proximity to retirement. His ability to read the game and make short passes was absolutely valued by the club. One of my favourite memories of the amazing football player has to be his performance vs Chelsea during the home leg of the Champions league semi-final in 2011.
Written on a very special date for what happened three years ago. September is finally over!
당신에게 박지성 감사
(Thank You Park Ji-Sung)