And he was outstanding during his five years in England, bagging 150 goals from 219 appearances to establish himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the club’s entire history.
Park Ji-Sung was recruited from PSV in 2005, four years after Van Nistelrooy’s arrival.
He’d become a cult hero at United, too, with Ferguson later hailing the South Korea international by saying: “He was truly fantastic, particularly in big games.
“I loved playing him in the big games. His record against Arsenal, for instance, was fantastic.
“The Milan games over there and at Old Trafford, when I asked Park to play directly against Pirlo, are memorable.
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