United keeper denies ‘slave’ comment

Kuszczak has denied making the "slave" remarkManchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has denied using the word ‘slave’ in a recent interview in which he described his frustrations at not being allowed to leave Old Trafford on loan.

It was reported that the 29-year-old used the term after boss Sir Alex Ferguson refused to let him move to Leeds on loan in an effort to gain first team football and put himself in contention for a place in Poland’s Euro 2012 squad.

Despite being forced to stay in Manchester the keeper has vehemently denied describing his current situation in such a discourteous fashion.

Kuszczak said: “I did not use the word ‘slave’ in an interview I gave to the Polish newspaper SuperExpress, about my current position at Manchester United.

“At no point during the interview did I use the word ‘slave’, or imply that the club was treating me like a ‘slave’.

“What I did say has either been misinterpreted or misreported.” He added

“It is important to clear this misinformation up because I have the utmost respect for the club and have not described my relationship with the club in this way because it is simply not the case.”

The keeper has yet to feature this season and has fallen behind summer signing David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard and youngster Ben Amos in the pecking order.

He has made just 30 appearances for United since signing from West Brom in 2005 and had hoped to replace the recently retired Edwin Van Der Sar as Ferguson’s number one.

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