QPR loanee scores tricky equaliser on second league debut for former club

Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung bagged an excellent goal for PSV Eindhoven last night.

When Park Ji-Sung was a Manchester United player he was considered a man for the big occasions. The South Korean, you could always bet, would be in the United line-up for any big game.

His aggressive attitude and hard-working style always saw him play a vital role in those big fixtures.

But in the end, his talents began to wane and in his final season at the Theatre of Dreams he struggled to have a significant impact at the club.

Last summer he was put on the transfer list, with big spending Queens Park Rangers making the move for the midfield dynamo.

But the summer signing was one of many major disappointments at Loftus Road, as he struggled under Mark Hughes and QPR were relegated to the Championship.

This summer QPR needed to reduce their wage bill after relegation and his former club came calling.

Park was a player for the big occasion before arriving in England - his performances for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League is what first attracted Sir Alex Ferguson to his industrious talents.

So when PSV heard Park could be available this summer, they were more than happy to take him in on a season-long loan.

Park played in Holland for three years, and considers it his second home - so was more than happy to tie up the deal.

His deal was delayed by his work permit application, and his league debut was delayed by a hamstring injury.

But yesterday, he was introduced to the fold with 25 minutes left against Heracles Almelo - and PSV 1-0 down.

But Park played the returning hero. In the 86th minute he wriggled free and showed that trademark determination to slide the ball past Remko Pasveer in the Heracles goal.

Here is his goal….

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