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Park urges United to react to derby horror

MAN United midfielder Park Ji-sung has acknowledged the importance of tomorrow's trip to Everton as his side bid to bounce back from their Old Trafford derby humiliation.

Park (pictured) was a non-playing substitute as United were thumped 6-1 by Manchester City, but he played a full part as Alex Ferguson's much-changed side eased past Aldershot in the Carling Cup in midweek.

Park is one of those in the running to figure in what is likely to be a very different line-up at Goodison Park and the South Korean knows it is crucial United boost their Premier League fortunes with a win at Goodison Park.

"We have to concentrate and everybody has got to show up, to show that the Manchester City game has not affected us," said Park.

"We have to get over that. We have to put it right on the pitch and we have to prove it.

"It's a very important game for us and we have to go there and we have to fight to get the points."

United head to Merseyside still unbeaten away from home in the league this season, but they have drawn their last two on their travels and Everton are unbeaten at home to United since 2007.

Tom Cleverley and Nemanja Vidic are among those expected to press for a United starting place after proving their fitness against the Shots, while Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen also put in good performances.

Defender Patrice Evra, meanwhile, could be forced to wait a further two weeks before discovering the outcome of the Football Association's investigation into allegations of racist abuse he made against Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.

Evra was interviewed by representatives of the FA's disciplinary unit last Thursday following his claims of racist taunts by the Uruguayan during United's 1-1 draw at Anfield on October 15.

But despite an eagerness among all involved parties for the issue to be resolved quickly, it is understood that the FA's probe could continue beyond next week and into the build-up to the international break on November 11.