Tomasz Kuszczak claims “slave” treatment by Manchester United
Third-choice Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak today apparently spat the dummy and claimed he had become “a slave to Manchester [United]” after a proposed loan move to Leeds United was blocked by the club. The Polish international footballer (29) has one eye on playing in Euro 2012, and hoped the loan move would allow him to break back into the national team. However the move was vetoed by Sir Alex Ferguson, celebrating his 25th year in charge at Old Trafford, presumably due to the relative top-flight inexperience of his other two keepers.
According to the BBC website:
In comments reported by a number of national newspapers, Kuszczak said: “I’ve become a slave to Manchester.”
“I told [Ferguson] I want to play and get back into the national team, because Euro 2012 [which Poland will co-host with Ukraine] is just around the corner – but it seems he doesn’t care.
“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.”
Poor old Tommy K. According to the player database for Football Manager 2011, he earns more in a week (£25,000) than the average UK woman earns in a year, just for working out & doing some sports training in free state-of -the-art facilities.
He makes more in a month than the average CEO does in a year. He is made a millionaire each and every year of his current four-year contract – which TE is assuming wasn’t signed at gun-point – and the most he has been expected to do to fulfill his end is keep a bench warm or play an annual game of top-flight football.
If that’s slavery, chain me in a ship’s basement with 200 brothers, starve me, and call me “boy”.