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Park To Ease Striker Shortage?

Ji-sung Park eyes January return to the pitch following a lengthy injury and a summer operation.

The Korean whose last game was against Blackburn on March 31 (he scored in that one) is nearing the end of the road to recovery. His summer operation went well and now he's doing some valuable work though he's still far away from training with his team-mates.

'At the moment I am trying to recover as hard as I can," he told Ilgan Sports.

"Recently, I started jogging and step-by step I am moving closer to a return in January. I am not yet training with the other players at the moment, I am training alone,'

One must ask the question: where will he fit in January? Well, it's possible that his return is behind Ferige's reluctance to buy a striker though we need one...

Don't label me mad yet please. I know perfectly well that he never was and never will be a striker, he's an attacking midfielder who can play on either wing and occasionally in the middle, too. Fergie loves versatile players, we know that: and that could be a big asset of Park - and Nani and Anderson.

Scholes, Carrick, Hargreaves, Fletcher, Giggs, Ronaldo, Park - the midfield will be covered quite well. Therefore Nani and Anderson can be used as attacking cover: both are capable of playing up front and will be seldom needed elsewhere. That could remove part of the burden from Tevez and Rooney.

And of course they can still be used in midfield, too. As I said, Fergie loves versatile players.

And now feel free to label me mad.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 26 2007

Time: 5:37PM

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You're mad. I don't think Park will ever be the same. One of his biggest asset was and always will be pace and he must have lost some of that, unfortunately very few players emerge better after a cruciate ligament injury. This injury and the arrival of Nani & Anderson almost certainly ends his United career.
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