Imagine turning up at University, joining a football team and finding out you get to play alongside an ex-professional who made over 200 appearances for Manchester United.

Ji Sung Park, DMU student, playing for his MA team against my VC team last night

— Dominic Shellard (@DMUVC) October 11, 2016

Yeah, it’s tricky to imagine, right?

But that’s exactly what’s happened to those playing for Management, Law and Humanities of Sport MA XI at De Montford University in Leicester – after South Korean legend Park Ji-Sung was asked to turn out for a match against the Vice-Chancellor’s team earlier this week.

I think Ji Sung Park is a bit more agile than me 😳

— Dominic Shellard (@DMUVC) October 11, 2016

The 35-year-old played for Man United between 2005 and 2012, winning three Premier League titles while playing for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side. He also captained South Korea at the World Cup in 2010.

But, after a couple of years in retirement, Ji-Sung has gone and donned his boots again, this time as a student. People just can’t quite comprehend the situation.

Imagine going to the football trials at your uni to see Park Ji Sung is there playing in your position.

— Jx (@_sirjoshsmith) October 14, 2016

Imagine: Getting on the bus to go play Uni football. You line up on the pitch and your being marked by Ji Sung Park.

— Luke (@luke16taylor) October 14, 2016

Imagine getting battered in the union on a Friday, turning up for footy sat and your oppo is Park Ji Sung. 😂

— Matt Yates (@MRMyates) October 14, 2016

It’s understandably pretty big news for De Montfort Student Union…

@DMUVC Where he belongs, really…⚽️

— De Montfort SU (@demontfortsu) October 11, 2016

£845k + towards course costs ✅ 24/7 365 Library ✅ @demontfortsu going viral ✅

— Dan Winney (@danwinney) October 14, 2016

Amazing that Ji Sung Park plays for his uni team in Leicester 😂

— Matt Richards (@MattRichards28) October 14, 2016

But Ji-Sung is only at De Montfort for three months, while he studies sports management.

His course operates in three stages across Europe, so he will also spend three months in Milan and then Switzerland. Universities there, look out…

Old Trafford star chooses DMU to learn about the business of football: #IchoseDMU

— De Montfort Uni DMU (@dmuleicester) October 14, 2016

Anyway, it’s certainly left people on Twitter wondering what else he’s getting up to as he enjoys student life.

Park Ji Sung is 100% going barfest

— BXD GOXT BILLY NGO™☔ (@UncleBantzz) October 14, 2016

I wonder if ji sung park is living in halls

— OSCAR (@oscarbowring) October 14, 2016

Park Ji Sung in Leicester?? Pre drinks at Newarke, block E, room 402. Come tonight son

— harry (@irn_bruu) September 27, 2016

Wonder if the students playing with him will try and reduce their hangovers for games, now they know the standard on the pitch with them…