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Kuszczak denies 'slave' report

Tomasz Kuszczak has rejected reports claiming he said Manchester United have treated him like a "slave".

• Kuszczak: I've become a slave

United goalkeeper Kuszczak has not played for the Premier League champions this season after falling down the pecking order following the summer signing of David de Gea and Anders Lindergaard's arrival earlier in the year.

And, on Tuesday, the Poland international, who joined the Red Devils on a permanent basis from West Bromwich Albion in 2007, was quoted by a number of national newspapers as stating: "I've become a slave to Manchester."

However, in a statement issued on Thursday, Kuszczak said: "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.

"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."


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