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Last Updated: Friday, 24 June, 2005, 09:44 GMT 10:44 UK
Park passes Old Trafford medical
PSV midfielder Ji-Sung Park
Park played for South Korea at the 2002 World Cup
South Korean midfielder Park Ji-Sung has passed his medical at Manchester United and will complete his 4m move from PSV Eindhoven next month.

Park, 24, will seal his switch to Old Trafford on 1 July, subject to United obtaining a work permit for him.

He will not take part in United's training camp in Portugal next week and will return to the club on 4 July ready for the tour of the Far East.

Park joined PSV in December 2002 from Japanese club Kyoto Purple Sanga.

And he insisted he has not joined United to help them sell more shirts in Asia.

"It was a hard decision to leave but I am confident in my ability and will do my best to play as many games as I can," he said.

"I want to show my value to United in terms of my ability, not for some marketing strategy for Asia. I am not going to England for business.

"Manchester United is the most famous club in the world. I am getting the chance to play in the best team with the best players.

"I am confident in my ability and will do my best to play as many games as I can."

Park, who has 38 caps, recently helped South Korea book their place in their sixth consecutive World Cup by scoring in the 4-0 thrashing of Kuwait.

He impressed during PSV's superb run in the Champions League last season, scoring in the second leg of the semi-final against AC Milan, and is United's second signing of the summer after 34-year-old Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

He is also be the third player in recent years - after Jaap Stam and Ruud van Nistelrooy - to swap PSV for Old Trafford.


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