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Man Utd great Scholes: Man-marker Park just unbelievable

Manchester United great Paul Scholes has spoken highly of former teammate Park Ji-sung.

Park joined United for just £4m in 2005 but went on to become one of Sir Alex Ferguson's most reliable players throughout his seven years at Old Trafford - with his trophy haul including four Premier League titles and a Champions League triumph.

The South Korean midfielder even kept Scholes out of the starting lineup for United's Champions League defeat to Barcelona in 2009.

Scholes said to Wes Brown in a MUTV group chat: "I do remember you trying to man-mark me, but you weren't the only one, Wes!

"Do you know who the worst one was? Park Ji-sung. He was a nightmare! He was unbelievable.

"Do you remember when he did it against [Andrea] Pirlo?

"Ah, he was unreal! He had energy all day and discipline. The discipline was unreal."

Scholes recalled how Park used to psyche him out at the training ground by staring at him without saying a word.

The 11-time Premier League champion said: "He just used to come up to me, look at me and not say a word, stand right next to me... 'Oh Jesus, here we go!' 'Come on, ginge!' – Just say something to me, have a laugh with me!

"But he was unbelievable at it. He just used to come and stare right into my face, stare right into my eyes, 'You're not getting a kick today'."

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