Old Trafford shot-stopper backtracks on comments.
Out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has attempted to diffuse claims of a rift between himself and the club.
The 29-year-old has slipped down the pecking order this season behind David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard and England U21 international Ben Amos.
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.
But 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.
“I would like to set the record straight by clarifying 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,” he said in a statement.
“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.”