Goalkeeper pondering exit

Kuszczak issues United quit threat

September 22, 2010
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has admitted he will be forced to look for a move away from the club if he continues to be restricted to a reserve role at Old Trafford.

Thomas Kuszczak
GettyImagesThomas Kuszczak has played second fiddle to Edwin van der Sar since joining United in 2006

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Kuszczak, 28, is now in his sixth season at Old Trafford but will be making only his 53rd appearance when he lines up for Wednesday's Carling Cup tie at Scunthorpe.

As Edwin van der Sar's standards show no sign of dipping despite the Dutch veteran approaching his 40th birthday, and speculation persisting about possible replacements when he does eventually call time on his stellar career, it appears to be an unsettling time for Kuszczak.

The Polish international empathises with Ben Foster's decision to leave Old Trafford for Birmingham over the summer in order to gain first-team football, and having watched his former team-mate flourish this season, Kuszczak admits he may have to tread the same path in order to advance his career.

"I could understand Ben's position,'' Kuszczak told the Manchester Evening News. "He wanted to move because he wanted regular football and he wanted to play for England.

"But if I don't get enough games I will have to do the same as Ben. The years are going by and I will be 29 after this season. I want to enjoy football and I want to play.''