Shanghai’s Milligan making waves in China

Former Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets defender Mark Milligan is creating positive headlines in China.

Former Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets defender Mark Milligan is creating positive headlines in China.

The 23-year old is enjoying some brilliant form with Shanghai Shenhua in both the Chinese Super League and Asian Champions League.

Milligan’s form has been so good that Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek made a special trip to China to watch him in action and he is also impressing the Shanghai fans according to his advisor, Buddy Farah.

"Mark has been very happy and settled in China," Farah said.

"He is the Mark Milligan of old.

"The Shanghai fans absolutely love him and they rate him the best foreigner in the Chinese league."

Farah also revealed that Milligan had spoken to Verbeek whilst he was in China.

"Mark said Pim was impressed with his form and suggested he was back to his best," added Farah.

"I believe Mark will be part of the squad for the World Cup qualifier against Qatar."

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