Park offered new deal
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed midfielder Park Ji-sung has been offered a new two-year deal.
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Last Updated: 22/07/11 9:21am
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed midfielder Park Ji-sung has been offered a two-year contract extension at the club.
The South Korea international has decided not to play for his country following last season's Asian Cup competition in an effort to prolong his club career.
And Ferguson is confident the 30-year-old will decide to stay on at Old Trafford beyond his present deal.
"We have offered him a new contract and I am sure he will sign it," said Ferguson.
"His career at United has been nothing but excellent. He is a tremendous professional.
"I am sure he will accept the new offer and tie himself down at the club for the next two years."
Meanwhile, Ferguson has revealed he expects Darren Fletcher to be part of his squad again by the time United return to England at the end of July.
The Scotland skipper managed just two appearances in the final two months of the season after being struck down by a virus that caused dramatic weight loss.
Fletcher was then omitted from Ferguson's squad for the present tour. Happily though, Ferguson has revealed some good news about the combative midfielder.
"Sometimes viruses do take time," noted Ferguson.
"Darren has been into Carrington over the last few days. He is doing a weight programme at the moment and hopefully by the time we get back, he will be joining us."