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With 134 appearances in a Manchester United jersey under his belt, Park won four Barclays Premier League titles and lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy during his time at Old Trafford, making him the most decorated Asian footballer. The Korean departed the club in the recently concluded transfer window, joining former Red Devil Mark Hughes' team QPR.
Park told ESPN Star Sports that deciding to leave the team he had spent seven years at was not easy, but he felt the time was right for a new challenge.
"It's very difficult to leave Man United. It's such a big club and I had such a great time. Great fun, great staff, great players," he revealed.
"I thought it was the right time to leave and when QPR offered me I found it interesting, it's my challenge."
His former club made quite a splash in the transfer market this summer when manager Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie from Arsenal. Although the Korean did not manage to take the field with van Persie, he was confident the Dutchman would keep up his excellent form and score plenty of goals for his new side.
"He's going to score a lot of goals with Man United, he showed last season at Arsenal he has the ability," Park said.
"At Man United, all the players are great and they can help Van Persie to score like last season and even better."
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Narrowly escaping relegation on the last day of the previous campaign, QPR are a far cry from the title-aspiring United side he signed from, but Park pointed out that fighting for survival is not a new experience for him.
"You know, when I was in Japan, they also wanted to survive in the first division, so it's similar like that, but QPR have more ambition to improve the club," he shared.
"They are just not happy to be safe in the Barclays Premier League, they are looking forward to levelling up and to go as high up as possible as they can. I am happy to be part of the club's ambitions, to help the team to achieve their dreams."
Despite the club's aspirations, Hughes' team have only collected one point out of the nine on offer so far. However, the midfielder believed the wins would come once the squad's new signings gelled together.
"Actually we have a lot of new players, transfers, summer signings. Everyone knows we have quality, and everyone needs time to know each other and play together," he stated.
"We are disappointed with the results of our first three games but we still know we can get better in the next three games. Each game we are getting better, so looking forward to the rest of the season, we are confident to improve."
QPR host Chelsea at Loftus Road for their upcoming Premier League fixture.