Alex Ferguson hails versatile Ji-sung Park as Korean seals new United deal
18 September 2009 05:25
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Ji-sung Park as one of his star players after confirming the South Korea midfielder has been handed a new contract at Manchester United.
The versatile Park has agreed a two-year extension to 2012, much to the delight of his Old Trafford boss.
'We are always pleased to secure the future of our star players and Ji-sung has proved himself to be a fantastic professional and an important, versatile player in our squad,' said Ferguson. 'Therefore, we're delighted he's signed a new contract.'
New deal: Park's stay with the Premier League champions has been extended
United have now officially confirmed the contract, which had been announced in Asia on Monday by his agency JS Limited.
Park said: 'I am so pleased to have this new contract. I'm really enjoying my time here and I appreciate all that Sir Alex and the staff have done for me, but I have to mention the fans too, as they are incredible.
'We have achieved great success over the last four years and won many trophies. It is a great experience for me to play at this magnificent football club along with other world famous players.'
The 28-year-old joined United from PSV Eindhoven for £2million four years ago and has scored 12 times in 127 appearances.
During the Red Devils' Far East tour this summer, Ferguson confirmed his belief that a deal would be done with Park, whose wages are estimated at around £65,000-a-week.