Goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has stated his desire to leave Manchester United because he is tired of sitting on the bench and fears for his place in the Poland set-up.
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United's first choice goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar is retiring at the end of the season, potentially opening the door for Kuszczak to stake a claim for the No. 1 shirt.
But reports have linked a number of Europe's top goalkeepers to Old Trafford and Kuszczak said his conversations with manager Sir Alex Ferguson indicated he will still be a back-up if he stays at United.
"I'm definitely leaving the club," Kuszczak said, according to The Sun. "My time in Manchester is coming to an end. I've worked hard for five years but I never played as much as I wanted. It's a shame the manager didn't really give me a chance. I always believed I can be Edwin van der Sar's successor. Unfortunately, Sir Alex has decided differently.
"Even though I played many games, I spent most of my time on the bench. I accepted that as I had a great rival, one of the world's best 'keepers, and Manchester was the only club where I could accept that role for so long. But I've had enough of waiting. I want to play in Euro 2012. Staying here I could be left out by Poland's coach.
"I spoke to Alex Ferguson about my role on many occasions. The manager was in a difficult position. But he also knew Edwin is retiring after this season so he could give me a few more chances to play. We didn't speak that much to convince me next year I can be No. 1. I'd probably be No. 2 for the next few years. I don't want that."