Park - Fergie is here forever
Ji-Sung Park has joked Sir Alex Ferguson will be the manager of Manchester United for eternity.
Last Updated: 19/11/10 3:55pm
Park Ji-sung has suggested in jest that Sir Alex Ferguson will be the manager of Manchester United for eternity.
For most of the opposition managers and fans, it would appear that is already the case after the Scot recently celebrated 24 years at the helm.
Despite almost a quarter of a century as manager of United, Ferguson's appetite for the game shows little sign of waning and he has no immediate plans for retirement.
He will celebrate his 69th birthday on New Year's Eve and could easily be enjoying his retirement somewhere idyllic.
But after five years working under Ferguson, Park knows his manager refuses to douse his passion for the game.
"He could be manager forever," laughed the South Korean.
"He is a very enthusiastic man, which shows in the way he manages this team.
"The players are determined to show their qualities for him.
"Personally, he has been a big help to me. I have been here five years now and he helped me to adapt to this club.
"He is a good manager and a good person and no-one ever thought he would be retiring."
Following a slow start to the campaign from the former PSV Eindhoven midfielder, he appears to have recaptured his form.
He was part of the United team that battled from two goals down last week against Villa that grinded out a draw.
But it is their tendency to draw games - seven so far this term - that Park would like them to improve on.
"Chelsea losing was good for us," he added.
"It is very important not to get too far behind. If they had won last week the gap would have been six points, which is quite a lot.
"But it is disappointing to draw all these games.
"We didn't do that last season and we need to fix it if we want to win the title.
"Everyone is talking about how we can do it but there is no point talking about it. The only thing we can do is sort it out on the pitch."