As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Tottenham ace Heung-min Son: I was Man Utd mad

Tottenham ace Heung-min Son admits he grew up a big Manchester United fan.

Son says he was a United fan as a kid thanks to South Korean icon Park Ji-sung.

Park, now 40, played more than 200 games for the Red Devils between 2005 and 2012 to help Sir Alex Ferguson's side achieve considerable success.

Asked by Pro:Direct who he supported as a youngster, Son, 29, revealed: "Manchester United because obviously Ji-sung was playing.

"He's a national hero. In Korea also they would say he has two hearts. He's a national hero for me. He's a good friend of mine.

"He offered to the players from South Korea [the way to play], he gave us hope and the opportunity.

"It's not easy, you know, he was the first one that played in the Premier League. So I was supporting United, but I can't now!"

Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free