Park aims to be more greedy
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Park Ji-sung aims to be more selfish after hinting it is make-or-break at Man United.
Park Ji-sung aims to show a more selfish streak after hinting it is make-or-break at Manchester United this season.
The South Korea international joined United from PSV Eindhoven in a £4 million deal last summer, but has yet to fully convince in England.
He scored just once in 33 Premiership appearances for the club and could be an understudy for Cristiano Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs this term.
The 25-year-old is aware that he will need to display improved form over the next few months as he feels it could dictate his Old Trafford future.
To that end, Park wants to boost his tally of goals, and assists, as he seeks to cement a place in Sir Alex Ferguson's starting line-up.
"This season I would like to show visible results with goals or assists," Park told Yonhap news agency.
"The number of goals I make needs to increase in multiples. I think I need to increase my number of assists by just a few more.
"Just as my fans long for goals, I also want to put some in. If I get the chance, I will go straight for a goal.
"In the first season, it was an honour to play for Manchester United and I knew I had to learn a lot.
"Personally, I think this season is more important.
"The kind of play that I show will decide whether I remain or follow the footsteps of other players who have left the team."
There will be added South Korean interest in The Premiership this season, with Seol Ki-hyeon joining Park and Tottenham full back Lee Young-pyo in the top flight.
But while Park is looking forward to facing Reading's new signing, he still believes his biggest battle will be with Lee.
He added: "I think playing against him (Seol) will be less of a burden than playing against Young-pyo.
"When playing with Young-pyo, we are in a position where we have to counter each other and steal the ball, but since Ki-hyeon is a striker, there won't be much need for that.
"Ki-hyeon came to the English league before I did and he is receiving favourable comments and I think he will adjust well."