Park ups pressure talk
Park Ji-sung insists Manchester United have the experience to deal with the pressure at the top.
By Jamie Casey
Last Updated: 01/02/10 1:30pm
Park Ji-sung insists Manchester United have the experience to deal with the pressure at the top end of the Premier League.
United, who trail Chelsea by a point in the race, are bidding for their fourth straight title this season, a feat which would see them earn a record 19th top tier title.
In contrast, table-toppers and main rivals Chelsea are eying up their fourth and have not won the division since Jose Mourinho was in charge in 2006.
Under Carlo Ancelotti this term, however, the Blues look well equipped to finish top but South Korean Park has fired a reminder of his side's ability to cope with pressure.
"We just want to keep winning, to put Chelsea under pressure," said Park on the club's official website.
"There is still a long time to go in the league, three months, so we just have to concentrate on our own performances.
"We can deal with the pressure. We will see whether they can."
Park was on the scoresheet as United trounced Arsenal 3-1 on their own turf on Sunday, effectively ending the Gunners' title credentials.
Team-mate Wayne Rooney also added his name to the Emirates scoresheet in what was his 22nd goal of a clinical campaign for the England striker.
Park, 28, hailed Rooney's "brilliant" season and believes the 24-year-old has stepped into the goalscoring role left vacant by Cristiano Ronaldo, who left for Real Madrid in the summer.
"No-one can stop him these days. He has been unbelievable," the United midfielder said.
"We lost Cristiano Ronaldo, but Wayne has scored a lot of goals and has helped the team a lot. It is a brilliant season for him."