Belfast Telegraph

Monday 15 September 2014

Manchester United keeper Kuszczak will face ‘slave’ rap

Tomasz Kuszczak

Demoted Manchester Uniter keeper Tomasz Kuszczak has some explaining to do when he faces boss Sir Alex Ferguson after claiming he is treated like a ‘slave’ by the club.

Comments reportedly made by the 29-year-old Poland international in his home country today found their way into the UK media and are sure to infuriate Ferguson.

The airing of dirty linen in public has been the big no-no of his 25 year reign, ending the Old Trafford careers of bigger names than Kuszczak, most notably Roy Keane after his criticial comments on MUTV.

Kuszczak, however, wants away after dropping down to third choice behind David de Gea and Anders Lindgard, and may now get his wish.

United’s rejection of a loan move to Leeds appears to have sparked the ‘slave’ outburst.

Kuszczak was keen to join the Championship side on a deal until January to keep himself in national coach Franciszek Smuda's thoughts ahead of next summer's Euro Finals, which his country will co-host with Ukraine.

“I've become a slave to Manchester,” he reportedly complained. “I'm frustrated but I don't want to slander or criticise Ferguson. It's not my style.

“I've talked to Ferguson recently. I asked him to let me leave the club now, before the January transfer window. I told him I want to play and get back into the national team, because Euro 2012 is just around the corner — but it seems he doesn't care.

“The possibility of a two-month loan to Leeds United came up two weeks later. The club blocked it.

“It was a glimmer of hope for me. It would have reminded the Poland manager about me - but I didn't get the club's approval.

“I have respect for Ferguson because, for me, he's a great manager, but I hope he will let me go in January.”

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