Three Lungs departs

Park Ji-Sung

There is a sad irony in Park Ji-Sung’s ‘Three Lungs’ moniker, with the  midfielder seemingly reduced to something far less as the South Korean huffed his way around the Eastlands pitch for an hour of Manchester United’s crucial 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in April. Park, incongruously selected by Sir Alex Ferguson for the Reds’ season-defining […]

Valencia return adds to United’s creative edge

Antonio Valencia

Sir Alex Ferguson delivered mixed news on the injury front today, with Antonio Valencia now training with the reserves ahead of a potential first team return in March but Park Ji-Sung now ruled out for a month with a hamstring injury. Bittersweet news of course, although the sum total could still mean his Manchester United […]

Keeping Park no longer makes sense

Ji-Sung Park

It is not as if Park Ji-Sung has been consistently poor in his time at Manchester United. The South Korean’s first season was okay and he has been an important part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s cultured approach in Europe. There’s no doubt about his effort and work rate. Park also appears a decent human being – […]

United lads look to World Cup games with hope

Park Ji-Sung

Patrice Evra, Ji-Sung Park and Wayne Rooney face crucial World Cup fixtures over the next two days. While Korea beat Greece, both Rooney and Evra suffered disappointing opening draws. Amid stories of fighting in the French camp and English press criticism, only Park’s Korea, who face Argentina today, play without pressure. South Korea captain Park […]

Park wins as Rooney left disappointed

Park Ji-Sung

Manchester United’s Park Ji-Sung scored as South Korea opened its World Cup programme with a comprehensive win over Greece in Port Elizabeth. Recalling the effervescent approach the Koreans took on home soil in 2002, Huh Jung-Moo’s side were energetic, lively and fully deserved the 2-0 win over the Euro 2004 champions. Korea’s performance was in […]

Park lays claim to central berth

Park Ji-Sung

To state the obvious: Park Ji-Sung is not the new Paul Scholes. But after two outstanding games in central midfield against AC Milan and then Liverpool, Manchester United’s South Korean midfielder has offered Sir Alex Ferguson a new dimension. Normally consigned to the wing, Park has slotted effortlessly into Scholes’ old attacking midfield role. Indeed, […]

Park: Rooney has grown

Wayne Rooney Park Ji-Sung

Park Ji-Sung says that Wayne Rooney has grown this season and developed into one of the best players in the world. South Korean Park, who has excelled in recent matches, says that the Scouser has always possessed the raw talent but experience is key to the forward’s 32 goals in all competitions this season. “People […]

Park back, Tošić stays, Ljajić joins

Ji-Sung Park made a long awaited return in Manchester United’s defeat to Besiktas on Wednesday night. Following a two-month spell on the sidelines with a knee injury the South Korea’s return is a welcome sight for Sir Alex Ferguson and supporters alike. Unsuprisingly, the winger was delighted to make a first Old Trafford appearance since […]