Park Ji-Sung has hailed Sir Alex Ferguson’s ability to rotate the Manchester United squad, with the midfielder insisting that every player in the team understands that they’ll get their chance to star on the pitch.
United have given players such as Dimitar Barbatov limited playing time recently, despite the striker boasting good form.
And while Ferguson has continually insisted that Berbatov, along with a handful of others, have their place in the squad, Park believes that with a long season still ahead, it will be the manager’s talent in rotating players that will win the Barclays Premier League title this term.
"He knows how to encourage the players and use the players," Park told the official United website.
"Managers now don’t just use 11 players, they have to care about all the squad of 25 or more players. He can’t make everyone happy because only 11 players play, but the other players have to give 100 per cent of themselves for the club, and he can make them do that. That’s a great ability of his.”
Park insisted that Ferguson uses his knowledge of both past and present football tactics to create a team that can challenge for trophies every season.
"He knows past and present things about football," he explained.
"He knows how things have changed in 25 years and he’s able to keep a high quality of football, so that’s why he’s enjoying it. Nobody can have that kind of experience. Some people might have five or ten years in a job; he’s got 25 years here so he knows how things have changed and he can succeed in the future as well. It’s something that only he’s got."
United are currently five points adrift of league leaders Manchester City, but no pundit is writing off the Red Devils just yet, with Ferguson’s experience and wisdom a big reason why many still believe that the side can overcome their cross-town rivals.