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Manchester United

October 05, 2014 21:00 ET

Ji-Sung Park Returns to Old Trafford

Former Manchester United Player to Become Club Ambassador

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct 5, 2014) - Former Manchester United midfielder, Ji-Sung Park will make a return at the Premier League club as he takes up his post as Club Ambassador.

To celebrate his appointment, Ji-Sung Park will be invited to tread Old Trafford's hallowed turf once again, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson before the kick-off at the team's home fixture against Everton on Sunday 5 October.

As part of his role, the highly decorated player will attend various events and functions on behalf of the Club, promoting the work it does within the community and with its partners, sharing anecdotes from his time at Old Trafford.

Park played for United for seven years, from 2005 - 2012, winning an array of accolades, including four Premier League titles, three League Cups, one UEFA Champions League and one FIFA Club World Cup.

He is recognised as the most decorated Asian footballer in history as well as the first Asian player to have won the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Speaking about his appointment Ji-Sung Park comments:

"I have fond memories of my time at Manchester United and I am delighted and honoured to have become an ambassador for the Club. Some of the best moments of my life and career were spent here and I will never forget the great support I had from the Club and the fans. I am looking forward to once again representing United and sharing some of these memories with our global fanbase."

Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold comments:

"Ji was a fantastic servant for the Club and I'm delighted that he will is becoming an Ambassador for Manchester United. He has always been a favourite with our fans both at Old Trafford and around the world and this new role will give him the chance to meet many of these fans and share his stories.

"Ji joins a long list of ex-players who are now working with the Club in various guises; from ambassadorial appearances, media work and in coaching roles at the Aon Training Complex. It demonstrates the Club's ability to not only attract some of the best talent in the world, but retain it even after the players have retired." 

Manchester United Ambassadors:

Sir Bobby Charlton
Andrew Cole
Sir Alex Ferguson
Denis Law
Ji-Sung Park
Bryan Robson

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