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Park Ji-sung's emotional reaction to Man Utd beating Liverpool proves how much he loves the club

Daniel Marland

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Park Ji-sung's emotional reaction to Man Utd beating Liverpool proves how much he loves the club

Manchester United legend Park Ji-sung had an incredible reaction to the club's 2-1 victory over Liverpool last month, according to his wife.

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Goals from Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford helped United to their first Premier League win under Erik ten Hag against their bitter rivals last month.

It was a miserable start to the season, with United suffering back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford.

Not many expected them to get a result against Jurgen Klopp's men but they managed to do so. In fact, it even shocked cult hero Park.

The South Korea international was dropping his children off with his spouse, Kim Min-ji, and she detailed him finding out the final score.

She explained during a recent radio appearance: "We were dropping kids off in an elevator and then he suddenly goes [gasping noise]. I’ve never seen him getting this excited for anything. So I asked him ‘what happened?!’ Then he goes 'we [United] actually won!'"

A host them asked if Park showed more or less excitement for South Korea defeating Germany at the 2018 World Cup.

According to Kim, her husband's reaction to United blew it away.

She declared: "[It was] not even comparable."

Park joined United in 2005 from PSV Eindhoven and went on to make 205 appearances, winning four Premier League titles, three League Cups and a Champions League.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Sir Alex Ferguson regularly called on Park for the big games and some of his best performances came against world class opposition.

He limited AC Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo to 21 passes in the second leg of a Champions League tie in 2009.

Park was tasked with man-marking Lionel Messi in every game they played against one another.

United's Champions League triumph in 2008 saw them beat Barcelona en route to the final, with Park once again playing a vital role.

Ferguson dropped Park for the final against Chelsea, something he regrets doing to this day despite United's win.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

He stated: "My problem in the 2008 final, maybe I even regret it to this day, was I left Park Ji-sung out completely in the final.

"He’d played such a great role and that’s the problem when you get to these finals. At Wembley [against Barcelona two years later], I did it to Dimitar Berbatov and he took it badly. He didn’t deserve it."

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Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Liverpool

Daniel Marland
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