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Park: I Might Not Retire In Manchester

With team mates Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Edwin Van der Sar all retiring this summer, Park Ji-Sung has revealed he has started to give own retirement some thought.

He joined the club as a 24-year-old, but six years later, and his contract set to expire next summer, Park has hinted he may not end his career with United.

“I won’t be able to show my best after one or two years,” said Park. “I don’t know how long I can stay at Manchester. I never thought about retirement but it’s obvious that I don’t have much time left as a player. According to circumstances, I might leave Manchester United and retire in another team.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. smartalex says:

    Restless is the head that wears the crown.

  2. fergie is the boss says:

    CedarsDevil – what I ment was since 2005 we have had less verons and djemba’s and fergie’s ability to sign the best youth players in the game, from brazil italy mexico etc etc etc. He has also changed the style of players he brings, from power players he wants like he had with keane and went for players like carrick, when years ago he would not look for that type of player. But fergie had a slump in the transfer market between 2000 to 2004 where, he kept getting the GK situation wrong, trying to copy the roy keane type of player. Now fergie has made sure he is signing the right GK

  3. CedarsDevil says:

    smartalex – TonyBee never had it in the first place, he is a prime example of a dumb fuck :mrgreen:

  4. CedarsDevil says:


    Thanks for the explanation buddy….. Now I agree with you, that makes perfect sense


  5. MG says:

    TonyBee is not an Op

    He is Watson ;)

  6. fergie is the boss says:

    Balaji Sivaraman – lets reword this, united’s scouts have been straightened out and revamped, giving fergie better and quality advice on who really are the cream of europe. Years ago our scouts were a hit and miss, but we have had such a hot streak in the transfer market since summer 2004. It is our best streak since the 90s

  7. smartalex says:

    CedarsDevil – If these comments don’t wake the sleeping giant, nothing will.

  8. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    FITB – Yeah mate, more hits than misses in recent times. So, I guess we all agree. :)

    MG, Make up your fucking mind. You want to be Sherlock Holmes or Black Ops guy.

    You cannot be both.

    :P :lol:

  9. smartalex says:

    As in – what’s on Tony’s treadmill then?

  10. CedarsDevil says:

    They say ‘You never walk alone’ So who the fuck walks with you? Some sick dipper freak who will stab you and steal your wallet?

    Thanks very much but I would rather walk alone

  11. smartalex says:

    Maybe he’s Shureblack Homes.

  12. MG says:


    Writers can manipulate characters and settings as they so wish

    I am manipulating


  13. smartalex says:

    They say ‘You never walk alone’ as you’d have to be a mental cripple to want to play there.

  14. MG says:

    They’ve been walking alone for twenty years long may it continue


  15. TonyBee says:

    JUNE 20, 2011 AT 20:05
    smartalex says:
    … and TonyBee is on Operation Treadmill, and he’s losing it!]

    oh no I fucking aint….. :lol:

  16. TonyBee says:

    Manipulating….is that wanking for the posh….??

  17. TonyBee says:

    Cunts the lot of you …wakening the sleeping giant….well giant bellied one ayway…. :oops:

  18. MG says:

    No Watson it’s writing as I want on an empty page without one single grief from anyone else


  19. smartalex says:

    It’s a 68. You suck me now, and I’ll manipulater.

  20. MG says:

    Oh boy what have we done we’ve unleashed hell on earth


  21. CedarsDevil says:

    Whilst both TonyBee and I are both dumb fucks, he seems to have taken a step up… He gets them smileys right now and I do not….. Still a dumb fuck though! :mrgreen:

    Evening buddy

  22. TonyBee says:

    and as for you Cedars …you Lebanese shit-house…hope the fucking nurse gives you an ice-cold enema :shock:

  23. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    Cedars, You’re not a dumb fuck mate.

    Dumb Fuck – Liverpool and Man Shitty supporters. I looked up the definition on the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

    So, as much as you’d like to boast, you’re not a dumb fuck I am afraid.


  24. MG says:

    This TonyBee seems to be from another dimension.


  25. TonyBee says:

    Evening fellas…

    just popped on for 10 mins or so ….

    early starts at the abbatoir these days…..and at my age need me beauty sleep

  26. smartalex says:

    Evening Tonybee!

    In your case surely only a beautynap is necessary.

  27. TonyBee says:

    and another thing … what’s up with yellow balls…. not the tennis adds either

    ….i mean Park Ji Sung…..

  28. TonyBee says:

    I wish Smartalex…. anyway gotta go …toodlepip….

  29. MG says:

    Evening Watson ;)

  30. smartalex says:

    Ji’s running out of deuce.

  31. smartalex says:

    PoodleTit BonyT!

  32. Zibbie says:

    I’m directly below the enemies scrotum.

  33. CedarsDevil says:


    Thanks mate, I guess I am not after all! Just a description I like to use with my good buddy TonyBee

    Interesting though about that online definition! Makes perfect sense to me

  34. Zibbie says:

    Fuck I’m back to work on another marketing project. Back feels great after a night on the river in a bouncing boat. I will be training someone this afternoon in to the night. Some hundred posts to read. If this is a double pardon me.

    Morrison to unravel defenses in his future. I guess he comes from the streets of Manchester. Hope he works with SAF and becomes great at Old Trafford.

  35. Zibbie says:

    @Cedar no shots today!!! Cheers mate.

  36. Zibbie says:

    At my age battles on the health front are inevitable, Cedars fights like a true Red. Believe, prepare yourself for success, and expect nothing less then success ! Virus be gone.

  37. willierednut says:

    A load of ballbags on this thread! :)

  38. smartalex says:

    And now there’s a sackfull!

  39. WHAT ??? says:

    That headlines all wrong. He said, he want new attire in Manchester. Dressed to thrill, our Ji!

    haha, now thats some funny shit

    Park, you my friend can do whatever the fuck you want Pal, I don’t think he could disrespect the shirt if he tried. If he feels he can go on playing, but he can’t go on playing at the fantastic level he’s shown us over the years , then fair play to his honesty. Its too soon for him to leave just yet, but when he’s ready he’ll be remembered and missed when certain big days inevitably go wrong… im sure. Top Top Player.

    Spot on about Alonso btw, Diarra’s a name bandied about a lot for us for some reason and he’s not a exactly a bad player but 7 million more for Alonso would be brilliant business. You could compare him to Carrick, except Carrick has better defensive positioning, while Alsono hasn’t lost his knack of bringing the fall forward – all day long. Too bad its just fantasy, it would be worth it just to see him pick apart the Scousers Lol, and they fucked him about as well, so its not like he wouldn’t come.

    @ FITB – Easy Mate. Since 2005? come on, Alex has been a dab hand in the markets before he even came to United Pal. Cantona? Teddy? Cole? Ole? Jaap? Rio? Theres some bargains in there and some Club records. He’s always been brilliant, if anything our Scouting has got better not him, and THATS due to his success on the pitch building up the Clubs Finances. Alex is unsurpassed in the markets , always has been as far as I can see. The only Wheeler and Dealer coming anywhere near a very very distant second is Ole Harry, and even he’ll tell you his record is no where near Ferguson’s.

    Brilliant news about Sanchez, one less player to waste time even thinking about. Whoever we sign will 9/10 be gold or become gold. Top post King Eric about Young, United is not everyones first choice, MONEY IS, and when you consider the figures paid out for the likes of Henderson and our very impressive pairing of Smalling and Jones, we’ve got Young for a bargain considering he’s head and shoulders above those players in terms of his proven record in the Premier League. The boys scored more goals than anyone in our existing midfield since Ronaldo left – Young could have EASILY got more money talking to Liverpool and even Chelsea and City. What top 5 Club wouldn’t sign Young if he said he wanted to come? From what I read he had an agreement with the Villa owner since last year, and because Young kept to his word Villa are letting him go without a fuss. Don’t know about off him off the field but he’s shown genuine class wanting to play for Alex and Manchester United when he could’ve got more money elsewhere. Right now he’s the best English midfielder hands down and out the box no assembly required, and he’s a RED.

  40. WHAT ??? says:

    never mind the bollocks!

  41. Zibbie says:

    The Poodle bites, the Poodle chews it.

  42. MG says:

    This is not real none of it is –


  43. WHAT ??? says:

    @ Zibbe – God willing Morrison beats his case mate, it would amazing if he got that call up, he;s not a Kid any more he’s 18, and based on the kind words Alex had for Balotelli, who lets face is, ain’t been caught riding round Manchester strapped, im sure Alex has big plans for Morrison. Might even help his case if there are reports that Alex is could be about to take him away from it all and on the road. He looks a fantastic prospect.

  44. Balaji Sivaraman says:

    @What ??, Exactly what I’ve been telling mate. If Morrison gets more first team starts and becomes involved with the first team Manchester United and comes under direct tutelage of Sir Alex, then 99% of his off-field problems will go away. He will have to be focused and start learning from the best who are more experienced than he is. I don’t care if Ryan and Paul don’t make the cut this season, but if Morrison does, I’d be insanely happy just to see him not pressing the self-destruct button again.

    Anyways, Good Night ROM!

  45. soren14 says:

    Challenge Goal: Manchester United – Rooney, Nani, Chicharito

  46. WHAT ??? says:

    @ Balaji – I think he’ll turn it around, he’s got the best possible support network around and thats what normally keeps hi-jinxing posh youth out of prison for similar shit. Lucky for working class Morrison he’s a one in a million who has influential people around him to step in and take him out of the situation he’s in. Im sure now he realises it now he’s not a child anymore. He needs hard time in Carrington not HMP, and hopefully the Judge will use his discretion to ensure that happens.

  47. fergie is the boss says:

    WHAT ??? – Like I said, its been the best transfer streak under Ferguson since the 90s

  48. ryanUnited says:

    I can totally see these words coming out from Park. Park has been a loyal and humble servant for United for the past few years. Throughout the past few words, some fans might not have been able to appreciate him as much as he deserves but over time, we have seen his worth and he has proven himself as an every bit of a Manchester United player whether in terms of footballing capabilities or his mentality.

    He is making this comment out of his selflessness. He doesn’t want to stay in United when he doesn’t have the ability to do so anymore. He doesn’t wanna be a liability to United and thoroughly understands that the day will come when he will need to step aside for the younger talents.

  49. smartalex says:

    Great comment ryanUnited!

  50. glee says:

    park never said this. this was from the mirror but the only interviews he has given since the end of the season has been to korean press when his charity foundation played a charity game in vietnam on 6/15. even in those interviews he said he wanted to retire at manchester.


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