Kuszczak denies ‘slave’ comment

With David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard established as the top two

goalkeepers in Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad and England Under-21

international Ben Amos retained to feature in the Carling Cup,

Kuszczak has been completely frozen out of the first-team picture

at Old Trafford. It was anticipated Kuszczak would be allowed to

leave on loan, although so far, it has not materialised. Under the

circumstances, it was no surprise when an interview appeared, with

quotes from Kuszczak, claiming he was being treated like a ‘slave’

by United. However, the Pole was shocked at the interpretation that

has been put on an interview with Polish newspaper SuperExpress.

And whilst he could hardly claim to be enjoying life at United just

now, Kuszczak insists he did not use the words attributed to him.

“In response to recent press reports in the English media, I would

like to set the record straight by clarifying that I did not use

the word ‘slave’ in a recent interview I gave to the Polish

newspaper SuperExpress, about my current position at Manchester

United Football Club,” he said in a statement given to Press

Association Sport. “At no point during the interview did I use the

word ‘slave’, or imply that the club was treating me like a

‘slave’. “Indeed what I did say has either been misinterpreted or

misreported. “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.”