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Heung-min Son explains why he supported Manchester United as a child

Heung-min Son explains why he supported Manchester United as a child

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Son Heung-min has admitted that he used to support Manchester United when he was a kid, because of the presence of South Korean icon Park Ji-Sung.

In his time at Old Trafford, Park won a number of honours including four Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League.

So he became an inspiration for many kids, including Tottenham superstar Son.

When asked by Pro:Direct who he supported as a youngster, the 29-year-old said:

“Manchester United because obviously Ji-sung was playing.

 

“He’s a national hero. In Korea also they would say he has two hearts. He’s a national hero for me. He’s a good friend of mine.

 

“He offered to the players from South Korea [the way to play], he gave us hope and the opportunity.

 

“It’s not easy, you know, he was the first one that played in the Premier League. So I was supporting United, but I can’t now!”

Source – Spurs-Web

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