Park Ji-Sung is welcoming Manchester United’s latest signing Shinji Kagawa as the Reds’ next successful Asian star.
The South Korean and Old Trafford hero arrived from PSV Eindhoven in 2005 and has been a regular midfield starter for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.
And despite Kagawa declaring his intention play in the middle Park is confident the Japan player can make a successful move from Borussia Dortmund.
"I know United have agreed a deal for Kagawa and I'm happy because we're signing a good player," Park told ManUtd.kr.
"Manchester United is a huge club and every season we sign new, world-class names.
"I hope Kagawa shows how good he is next season and I think he will do."
United added further midfielders to their squad by signing 18-year-old Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday but Park welcomed the battle for places.
He said: "There is a lot of competition in the squad but it doesn't matter who I'm competing with.”
"We're a team and I just want to concentrate on producing better performances.
"We're starting our pre-season tour next month and those matches will help me to prepare for the new season.
"As always, when I begin a new season I am determined to improve."
The 31-year-old has made 134 appearances for United, netting 19 times, and was the first Asian player to win the Champions League in 2008.