Five Favourite Park Ji Sung Manchester United Moments

by Sam Peoples

Photo: QPR.

2005-2012. 205 matches. 27 goals. Four League titles, three Carling Cups, one Champions League and one Club World Cup – Five goals against Arsenal, two against Chelsea and Liverpool, one against AC Milan. The big game player. 

QPR have officially announced the signing of Park Ji Sung from United on a two year deal for a reported fee of £2 million. Whilst we will all be sad to see him go, Park has certainly left behind some glorious memories.

Patrice Evra interview


Pirlo-watch, 2010

Park Ji Sung and Andrea Pirlo, 2010. Photo: Laurence Griffiths (Getty Images Europe)

Andrea Pirlo may have got the better of everybody in Euro 2012 but Park Ji Sung gave a textbook man marking performance against the playmaker back in the 4-0 triumph over AC Milan at Old Trafford in 2010.

“We can talk about Rooney – and he was certainly deadly – but Park’s discipline, intelligence and sacrifice won us the match tactically. Pirlo is such an important player for them.”

Sir Alex speaking to MUTV

Rio Ferdinand made sure people remembered Park’s performances against Milan after Pirlo’s superb Euro 2012.

Park chased Pirlo round the pitch like a shadow, giving him no space or time to dictate the play. He restricted him to only 21 passes in the whole game and United reaped the benefit, exerting full control over the game. Not only did he quash the threat of Milan going forward but he managed to net himself a goal as well in the 4-0 romp.

It was a complete performance from the asian sensation and it is one that will be held fondly in the memories of those that saw it for years to come.

Champions League – Chelsea, Old Trafford, 2011

Didier Drogba equalised for Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Champions League quarter final and fans minds quivered at the thought of another away goal. Cue an instant response from the big game connoisuer – a rifled left foot finish into the bottom corner from Park sent Old Trafford wild. All of this action within 60 seconds may not have been good for the heart but it was great for the excitement.


Five goals against the Gooners

Park Ji Sung just loved to score against Arsenal didn’t he? Just under 20% of his total goals at United came against them. Arsenal may have seen the back of him in a United shirt but QPR will always be fired up to beat their London rivals – let’s hope so. Of all his goals against Arsenal, it is his effort in the Champions League victory at the Emirates that I will remember most fondly.


The best chant ever? 



He served his time at United and it is definitely a fond goodbye for Ji Sung. We wish him all the best at Queen Park Ji Sung Rangers.

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Adedeji moshood adeshola 07/09/2012 - 21:12

Ji sung park is complete player, him hv tcehnical method of control nd al ‘re a playe dat cud play differencs position. It is very important playes 4 man united 4 complete 7 yers spend in old tranford,but as far as shi’ji kagawa is ar’ve nd read to hord central midfild of united. To me they is nt bad sell park to qpr. But to sard the fart park is a good playe 4 manchester united.

Silver {s} Dada 07/09/2012 - 21:00

Every about are cool

adam brasco 07/09/2012 - 17:51

My favourite moment is today. Great news for the club he was not good enough for united & would not of got in any of the other top 4 clubs really showed why we are falling behind when we have limited ability squad players .check the stats of when he played to the amount if games we lost when he was in the team – enough said

Sam Peoples 07/09/2012 - 18:24

Park was a fantastic squad player and is a great signing for QPR. Laughable that you think otherwise. True, he was poor last season but so were United a lot of the time. The fact that he was involved in 12 of our 14 losses is a poor stat – how many was Michael Carrick involved in? Or Rooney?

adam brasco 07/09/2012 - 21:09

Agree rooneys work rate was a disgrace but carrick proved me wrong with his best season in years we did exceptionally well with the squad we had & got away with not investing in the midfield for the 3rd year running – would park get in citys squad ? End of

Sam Peoples 07/09/2012 - 21:57

Would Park get into City’s squad? No. How many of our players would get into it? Not many.

Carrick was imperious but I bet he played in most of our losses as well, same as Rooney. Singling out Park for that fact isn’t reflective.


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