‘I’m A Slave’ – £30,000-A-Week Tomasz Kuszczak Wants Out Of Manchester United

Alan Duffy

8th, November 2011


By Alan Duffy

Kuszczak begs for his freedom

Poor old Tommy Kuszczak –  the Polish goalkeeper has slipped down the pecking order at Manchester United, and now finds himself behind David De Gea, Anders Lindegaard and even Ben Amos.

Eager to stake a claim for a place in the Polish squad for the Euro 2012 finals, Kuszczak was hoping to move to Leeds United on loan until the end of year, but according to the 29-year-old, Sir Alex Ferguson blocked the move.

“I’ve become a slave to Manchester. I’m frustrated but I don’t want to slander or criticise (Sir Alex) Ferguson. It’s not my style, ” said the ‘keeper. “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, ” he continued. “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.”

His frustration is understandable, but once again the use of word “slave” is ridiculously inappropriate. Earning around £30,000 per week for not playing football does not make you a slave.

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  1. MaxMad says:

    Actually, wouldn’t that pay make him the exact oppostie of being a slave?

    I mean really, 30000 quid makes for a good weeks wage, hell, I’d take that for a year.

  2. Chris says:

    Smacks of a (deliberate or otherwise) mis-translation to me. Either that or Kuszczak has absolutely no sense of proportion whatsoever which, being a professional footballer, isn’t exactly out of the question!

  3. MaxMad says:

    Let’s hope it’s a mis-translation or otherwise flawed quote, and not a testament to the continually simple-minded footballer that characterizes our modern day.
    I’d say keep the paycheck, it’s not like he’ll receive much time behind the bars at the Euros anyway. Sczecesnadnsny is solid.

  4. R-Hops says:

    “but I hope he will let me go in January.”

    I’ve been hoping this for the last 3 seasons, Tommy boy!

  5. keni says:

    fergie is a evil and a badman! his 25 anniversary will be a disaster to him coz kuszchak will transformed to ‘Super Man Utd man’and kill fergie! watch out you old heck twat!

  6. Mr. Sparkle says:

    “but it seems he doesn’t care,”

    Gee, I’m surprised. Ferguson doesn’t care, that came as a complete shock.

  7. tendon not is says:

    hahaha …keni is awesome …if you troll , troll hard or not at all.

  8. Papi says:

    keni = makoto

  9. Scott says:

    Good thing he wasn’t an American athlete saying this. He’d get absolutely panned for saying something like this. Hopefully, it’s “lost in translation” or Tom needs to find some better words. He’s also getting nowhere near the Poland squad #1 with Szczesny and Fabianski in front of him. Maybe #3 if anything.

  10. KJM says:

    keni = makoto = sai

  11. Redskywalker says:

    Keni = Makoto = sai = blithering idiot.

    – Lol, at least he’s making me laught now. Like ‘Tendon Not is’ said above^ “if you troll , troll hard or not at all.”

    As a United fan I can understand where he’s coming from. Hes a quality keeper and he’s been trying to get first team games at another club for a while now, so I dont understand why United won’t let him. Let him go I say.

  12. Jimbo says:

    see you later, greedy prick
    didn’t know this useless piece of turd was costing us that much

  13. Gaz says:

    He wants to play, thats all, hasnt asked for more money, just the chance to play.
    Poor choice of words, but good mentality. People moan alot about players who just want to pick up a weekly pay slip

  14. Tom Jones says:

    He looks a bit weird doesn’t he?

  15. Sex God says:

    i say when you take someone’s dignity, or control someone’s freedom for your own goals, then no matter what they get paid, this counts as slavery.

  16. Frank says:

    He works about 10 hours a week, if that and gets paid nicely for that. Go and play some sunday league with a fake moustache if it means that much to you.

  17. ChrisT says:

    What an atoundingly astute comment by ‘the sex god’, i’m in shock.

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