After 7 superb years at Old Trafford, Park Ji Sung appears to have played his last game for Manchester United. The incredibly industrious South Korean ploughed the wide areas for United during the most successful period in their history but, at 31, he was seldom selected last season and is now deemed surplus to requirements. QPR are reportedly about to tie up a deal for the player who will leave Old Trafford with the very best wishes of the fans. What a great servant he has been to United. I’m sure that he will receive a fantastic eulogy from Sir Alex when the deal becomes official.
Other stories today continue to imply that Anderson is also about to leave United and that Benfica are particularly interested. The Brazilian excelled in his last stint in Portugal, at Porto, but injury and fitness issues have limited his effectiveness and, while he has played brilliantly in patches, he has never been consistent enough to nail down a place in the heart of the midfield.
Both stories seem to carry weight and both stories seem to suggest that Manchester United are clearing the decks for another big midfield signing. Speculation is currently rife and the shortlist seemingly consists of Lucas Moura, Luka Modric, Joao Moutinho and Cheikh Tiote.
With Dimitar Berbatov, Federico Macheda also leaving and Fabio going out on loan, United will surely be doing some big business before too long. The next few weeks promise to be exciting times for Reds fans.