You don't have to be in South Korea to know that the country is in a frenzy over the visit of Manchester United. The Red Devils do have a gigantic fan base down there not least because Park Ji Sung--a national icon in the country is playing his trade with the English Champions. In 2007, Park missed United's fixture in Korea because of a cruciate knee ligament injury, but this time round, even a lack of match fitness is not about to hinder him from taking part in tomorrow's encounter.
Sir Alex reckons that his appearance will be a massive lift to the fans over there. In his media press conference today, the Gaffer has spoken about how Park impressed him over two quarter-finals for PSV Eindhoven. His understanding of how to use space prompted United to sign him. Park's contract runs out after next season and David Gill was quick to point out that United will be soon opening discussions over a new contract as he is an important player for Manchester United. At least now we also know that he is important as far as marketing in Asia is concerned.
More news coming out today suggests that United have 60m pounds left to spend in the transfer market. A spokesman for the Glazers told the media that United do have 43m pounds of interest to pay annually as it finances its 750m debt. Unfortunately, Fergie has not been able to find the right type of players to play for United so he cannot spend the money. The one part that I will always agree with Sir Alex is that United are not the kind who sign mercenaries. There is no point in paying a lot of money for players who will not give their all for the club!