Date: 12th November 2009 at 12:29pm
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Oh, the international break. A time for prayers and faith, as nothing else can save your players from getting injured during pointless friendlies. And what if the player in question is injured but will play anyway?

Well, that’s the case with Ji-sung Park. Remember him? He missed 11 consecutive games for United but is set to play in South Korea’s two friendlies. He says he’s recovered from his knee injury but Fergie’s earlier suggestion that he should not be selected contradict that…

‘I am in good enough shape to play in the friendlies,’ Park told The Korea Times. ‘If it is possible, I want to play in both matches.’

The club have sent a physical trainer to help Park which also suggests that they are not perfectly relaxed about the winger playing in these friendlies.

‘The trainer will arrive tomorrow. The national team doesn’t have a physical trainer, so he can help me.’

‘This suggestion came from the physical trainer, not Alex Ferguson. But Ferguson agreed to allow the trainer to come with me.’


Still, he won’t be happy if Park risks his fitness for two friendlies…