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Manchester United cult hero surprises a Sunday League game by playing as a fill-in

Park Ji-sung is something of a cult hero for Manchester United fans.
The South Korean icon, who made over 200 appearances for United during the club’s most storied period after signing from PSV Eindhoven in 2005, is fondly remembered despite not being the most glamorous of players.
While higher profile superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand naturally stood at the forefront of United’s success, the versatile and incredibly hard-working midfielder carved out a pretty impressive profile of his own, claiming four Premier League titles as well as Champions League, League Cup and FIFA Club World Cup triumphs during his stay with the club.
Since retiring in 2014, Park has since studied for a Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA at De Montfort University, in Leicester, even famously turning out for the student union football team while there.
And the 38-year-old clearly still has the heart – and lungs – for the game after he showed his skill and engine remains after surprising a Sunday League game in Korea by playing as a fill-in.
Watch the video below (with English subtitles) to see how Park got on

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