Former Man United goalkeeper, Tomasz Kuszczak has confessed to failing in his bid to become Man United’s first-choice goalkeeper in his time at Old Trafford before he left.
Tomasz Kuszczak joined Man United on a season-long loan deal from West Brom in 2006 but ended up as a permanent player, spending six years at the club and securing 61 appearances before he left in 2012.
He was never a first-choice goalkeeper because of the presence of Edwin van der Sar for much of that period but that does not stop him from winning medals as a Man United player, including three Premier League titles and the 2007/08 Champions League.
The former shot stopper also had the opportunity to mount the goal post in the 2010 League Cup final at Wembley, helping with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, for a fourth success in the competition overall.
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Tomasz Kuszczak was on an edition of the pod, and he made his regret known about his Man United career under manager Alex Ferguson.
“I didn’t get what I really wanted. I wanted to be goalkeeper number one for Manchester United, but I respected that, because Edwin was a fantastic goalkeeper,” Tomasz told us.
“If I had to lose against someone, or be stopped from getting the number one, it would be by a guy like Edwin.
“Edwin is Edwin. I always said, even before I signed with Manchester United, for me he was one of the best, when I watched his games with Fulham and Ajax. When I was 11 years old, Edwin had already won the Champions League. What we’re talking about is a fantastic career for this guy. He played very well for a long time.”
Tomasz Kuszczak, who played for Brighton, Wolves and Birmingham in the Championship before quitting in 2019. He has since been without a job.