Former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji sung has been handed the captaincy in his first match for his new club QPR. The QPR manager Mark Hughes has made it no secret that he would like to bring in top quality experienced players in the transfer window due to the presence of the backing from the owner Tony Fernandes. They have secured the signing of Manchester United midfielder Park Ji sung in the summer transfer window for a transfer fee of £ 5 million. He recently made his debut in a pre-season friendly match against Sabah Select XI. The friendly match took place in Malaysia and QPR managed to win the match 5-0.
Even though Park Ji sung was given the captain’s armband in the match, the QPR manager Mark Hughes has said that he has not decided to his permanent captain yet. The captaincy was stripped off from the former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton after the final day fiasco in the match against Manchester city. It is expected that Mark Hughes will be providing the armband to an experienced player of the stature of Park Ji sung. The 31-year-old South Korean is regarded as one of the best players from Asia of all-time.
“I thought I would give Ji the captaincy as he is very well known in these parts so I thought it would be a nice gesture for him to be captain for the game. I haven’t made a decision on the captaincy yet but I thought it was important that he was the captain tonight. It was the first time he played with his new team-mates and I thought he did fine. Everyone knows the quality that he has. I will benefit from that and the team will benefit,” Hughes told the club’s website after the match.