Unsung hero – pardon the pun- Ji Sung Park has been offered a new two year deal by United.
The Guardian reports:
“Sir Alex Ferguson, has revealed the midfielder Park Ji-sung has been offered a new two-year contract by the club.
“The 30-year-old South Korean, who joined United in 2005, retired from international duty after last season’s Asian Cup in an effort to prolong his club career.
“He has been rewarded with a contract extension and Ferguson expects him to extend his stay at Old Trafford. “We have offered him a new contract and I am sure he will sign it,” said Ferguson.
“His career at United has been nothing but excellent. He is a tremendous professional. I am sure he will accept the new offer and tie himself down at the club for the next two years.”
“Park’s deal is due to expire in 2012 but Ferguson views the former PSV Eindhoven player as an essential member of his squad after Owen Hargreaves was released and Paul Scholes retired. Park is about to embark on his seventh season at United.”
Park may not get all the plaudits he deserves outside of Old Trafford but Reds know he’s been an essential part of our successes these past years.
Not only does he have one of the best chants there is his ‘big game’ knack for goals, never say die attitude and constant energy make him a firm fan’s favourite.
Altogether now: “Park! Park! Wherever you may be…..”
I’ve been thinking that if we can’t find the right player, maybe Park should play centre midfield. I know he isn’t Scholes, but he is intelligent and works really hard. He is capable of scoring goals and assisting. We have Young, Nani and Valencia playing on the wings, as well as Cleverley, so Park might move inside.