Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji Sung has returned to action ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Liverpool, albeit with a university team, reports the Daily Mail.
The 35-year old is currently studying at the Montfort University for a post-graduate degree in sports management.
Even though he is now retired from football, Park was pictured playing for the university’s football team just days before his old club take on fierce rivals Liverpool in the Premier League.
It is interesting to note that it was Park who scored the winner for United six years ago when they beat Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford.
He has 100 caps for his country but retired in 2014 and is now back in England to study a post-graduate degree at University.
United supporters will fondly remember his time at Old Trafford, as he made over 200 appearances under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson, in a seven-year stint at the club.
Therefore, it will be odd for United fans to see him back in English football, albeit at a much different standard.
Park was asked to step out alongside his course mates in a Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA XI, to face the Vice-Chancellors’ team earlier this week.
With both Champions League and Premier League winners’ medals under his belt, Park used his experience against a side made up of University staff in Leicester.
His time with the University side is set to be shortlived though, as Park has only enrolled on a one-year course, with just three months located in Leicester.
He and his course-mates will then head to SDA Bocconi in Milan, before finishing their studies at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland.