English Premiership

Park leaves Man Utd for QPR

2012-07-09 18:38
Park Ji-Sung (File)

London - South Korea's Park Ji-Sung left Premier League giants Manchester United for top-flight minnows Queens Park Rangers on Monday in a bid to get more first-team football.

The industrious 31-year-old midfielder spent seven years at Old Trafford after arriving from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, scoring 27 goals in 203 appearances for United.

Park - capped over 100 times and the only Asian to score in three successive World Cup finals tournaments (2002/06/10) - helped Alex Ferguson's team win four Premier League titles, three League Cups and the 2008 Champions League but couldn't quite nail down a first-choice spot in United's midfield.

QPR only avoided relegation on the final day of last season and Park said it had been tough to leave Manchester to join the west London side.

"It was a very difficult decision, it's hard to leave such a big club, but QPR showed me what they are trying to be," he said.

"It is time for a new challenge."

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