Park looks to future
Park Ji-sung believes Man United will cope without the experience of Paul Scholes and Edwin Van Der Sar.
Last Updated: 21/07/11 5:11pm
Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung believes they will cope without the experience of veterans Paul Scholes and Edwin Van Der Sar going into the new season.
Both players finally called time on their illustrious careers this summer, bowing out with a glittering array of honours during their stints with the Red Devils.
Wesley Sneijder is consistently being touted as a possible replacement for Scholes, whilst Spanish youngster David de Gea is seen as Van der Sar's direct replacement between the sticks.
Park, however, feels that Wednesday's 7-0 thumping of Seattle Sounders in a pre-season friendly demonstrates the confidence they have from winning the Premier League, while he also points out the experience they still have in the team.
"We have experienced players like Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, even Patrice Evra," Park told Sky Sports News.
"They have all been at Manchester [United] for four, five, six years so they have great experience. They can replace the likes of Scholes and Van der Sar.
"We have to get together because when [Cristiano] Ronaldo left the club everyone said 'they're probably not a good team [anymore]' but still we had to show our performance.
"Football is not about one player, we have to work together so that we can cope with replacing Paul Scholes."