Park wants quick response

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Ji-sung Park is working hard to get over the pain of Sunday’s 6-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, and the winger hopes that the rest of the Manchester United squad will do the same.

Park didn’t get a mention on the pitch for United as they were overrun by their cross-town rivals, but the 30-year-old suffered just as much as City went five points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

And Park believes that a quick response against Everton this weekend will show that the game was just a blip in another successful season for United.

"We have to concentrate and everyone has to turn up to show the City game has not affected us. We have to get over that,” he told the official Manchester United website.

"We have to put it right on the pitch and we have to prove it. It’s a very important game to us and we have to go there and fight to get the points."

Goodison Park is one of the last places a team likes to travel too, with the Toffees making the ground something of a fortress. And Park knows that United have a big challenge ahead of them on Saturday.

"It’s not an easy game at Goodison Park – it’s always difficult there," he explained. "Just look at last season, when we were winning 3-1 and in injury-time they scored two goals."

Park pinpointed Louis Saha, who used to play for United, as the main danger man for the match, with Saha scoring two goals in Everton’s last two matches.

"We know his abilities are good when he’s fit. Now he’s on form and he’s on fire, so we have to be aware of that. But we can deal with it because we know him,” he said.

"As a team we have to fight, not just individually, so we can stop them as a team. Then we have to think about our attacking side as well as our defence."


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