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Korean stars prepare for key roles in EPL

AFP) - South Korea stars Park Ji-Sung and Lee Chung-Yong are preparing for key roles at opposite ends of the Premier League when the new season gets underway on Saturday.

Both Manchester United winger Park and Bolton midfielder Lee should feature regularly as their teams go in search of contrasting goals over the next nine months.

For Park, the season will be a disappointment if United have failed to regain the Premier League title they surrendered to Chelsea in May, while a long run in the Champions League is also expected from Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

Park returns to United after becoming the first Asian to score in three consecutive World Cups following his goal against Greece in South Africa.

Inevitably South Korea captain Park was one of his country's best players in the World Cup, which saw them reach the second round where they lost to eventual semi-finalists Uruguay.

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