United keen to help Park
Man Utd are looking into what they can do to help Park Ji-sung when he travels to and from South Korea.
Last Updated: 08/12/09 4:47pm
Manchester United are looking into what they can do to help Park Ji-sung when he travels to and from South Korea.
The midfielder has been hampered by a knee problem for the past two months but is fit again and part of the United squad for Tuesday's UEFA Champions League clash with Wolfsburg.
The club's medical staff have traced the injury back to the time he spends jetting back from matches in Asia, noting his knee is always swollen following the long flights.
Sir Alex Ferguson is aware of the issue and hopes something can be done to ensure he is available for duty as often as possible.
"We are thinking of organising his return trips differently in the future," confirmed the United manager.
"Park has had a succession of injuries which have derailed him but all the problems arise out of him coming back from South Korea after he has played internationals.
"We have had meetings with the South Korean physio department in terms of trying to get to the bottom of the problem because he always comes back with some swelling in his knee."
Ferguson has a lot of faith in Park and expects him to play a key role in United's push for silverware over the next few months.
"We think he is a fantastic player," said Ferguson.
"He is very important to Manchester United and now that he is fit he will figure."