Patrice Evra and Park Ji-Sung forged a pretty unlikely friendship during their time at Manchester United.
On paper, their close bond in a trio with Carlos Tevez doesn’t make a lot of sense due to the obvious language barriers.
But the three were in separable at Old Trafford – and Evra and Park have remained just as close since leaving too.
A hilarious anecdote has emerged on a Manchester United forum containing information from an old Korean interview with Park’s father, Park Sung Jong, about their friendship.
The reports claim that Evra and Park are so close that the Frenchman refers to Park senior as ‘Papa’.
The nickname came about when Park’s father used to drive the duo to the airport before travelling to games in Europe.
Not only that, the article claims Evra was always pestering the Parks about an invite to their family home in Korea – and in 2007 he got his wish.
On United’s Asian tour in 2007, the left-back seized the opportunity to visit the house in Suwon and then dragged Park to his first ever night club in Seoul.
We’re not sure that’ll have gone down too well with the Big Man.
Park and Evra won four Premier League titles and the Champions League during seven highly successful years together in Manchester.
The South Korean’s cult status was reinforced even further last year when it was revealed he’d enrolled at De Montfort University in Leicester to study a sports management course.
Oh and while you’re there, here’s a video of Park and Evra playing a game of Straw Soccer on a South Korean game show: