Some Spurs fans on social media have admitted they have no issues with Son Heung-min’s admission that he supported Manchester United growing up.

Son revealed in an interview to Pro:Direct this week that he was a United fan while growing up since his compatriot, Park Ji-Sung, was at Old Trafford.

Park was the first South Korean to become a breakout star in the Premier League, helping the Red Devils to several honours under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The attacking midfielder was often played in big games by Sir Alex due to his work rate and ability to mark opposition players out of the game.

Reacting to Son’s admission, some Spurs fans on social media insisted that many young kids growing up in South Korea will now be Tottenham fans thanks to the 29-year-old’s current exploits.

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The opinion of some fans above is backed up by numbers, with Tottenham recently overtaking Man Utd as the most popular club in South Korea.

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One cannot overestimate how important Son is for Tottenham commercially as the club would have grown considerably in the South Korean market over the last half a decade.

It is unlikely that any player from the country will surpass the Tottenham man’s achievements in the Premier League anytime soon.

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