EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

The other question

To keep United players on their toes, we'll sometimes throw a non-football question into the mix...

How do you deal with all the attention you get back home?
When United go to Asia the other players get to see what it’s like. That’s what it’s like for me when I go home, so I have to be quite mentally strong because it can be difficult to deal with. I am getting used to it. Now it’s no problem, but before it has been uncomfortable. In my country I can’t do everything I want, but here I can walk everywhere and do anything, and I like that. I don’t like to be famous – I’m happy here because it’s calmer.
14/12/2009 12:39, Report by Nick Judd
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Park wants pivotal role

Ji-sung Park is determined to put his early-season injuries behind him and help United push for an unprecedented fourth consecutive English league title...

You must be delighted to be back from injury and playing again…

It’s a pleasure and it was a special moment when the fans sang my song when I came back. I was really proud to hear that. It has been difficult being injured because you feel you’re not doing anything to help the team. When you play you feel more a part of the side. This season I’ve missed five or six weeks because of my knee injury, but the team is still competing for four trophies, which is the main thing. Now, it feels like the start of the season all over again, and what matters is what happens from now.

New signings have increased the competition for places - are you enjoying the challenge?
It’s good for the players and the team. Competition makes the players improve because everyone wants to play and keep their own place, so they work hard. This keeps the team strong and constantly improving.

What are your aims for the rest of 2009/10?
I want to play as many games as possible and help the team win as much as possible,

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