Park Ji-sung has returned to Manchester United, the club has confirmed.
Successful throughout his time at United, whom he made over 200 appearances for after joining from PSV Eindhoven in 2005, Park is back but in a different role. (Well, obviously not to come out of retirement while at 37 he’d still do a better job than some of our current squad)
Park is back to learn about how the Reds operate away from the football pitch in terms of player development, and that’s exactly the reason for his return rather than engage in hours of Fortnite or board games with chief clown Ed Woodward.
After retiring in 2014, Park has studied for a Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA at De Montfort University, in Leicester. This will grant the South Korean more opportunities going forward and he may well bring something different to his work with the club.
Park was at Old Trafford during the week for United’s UEFA Champions League encounter with Juventus, a 1-0 defeat, and he was pictured with Quinton Fortune, Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer and Patrice Evra.
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“It is great to be back at Manchester United,” he told MUTV. “I am seeing how the club manages the youth development, the coaching staff and the scouting system – the technical side of the club. I want to see how they’re doing it and it has been great to see.
“I have enjoyed it so far, seeing how they develop the players and studying women’s football as well.
“We always achieve a winning mentality and that is in our history. The players should have it, the team should have it, the youth teams and women’s team as well. It’s great to see the whole club has the same mindset to achieve the same thing.”