Out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has attempted to defuse claims of a rift between himself and the club.

Kuszczak has been completely frozen out of the first-team picture at Old Trafford and, under the circumstances, it was no surprise when an interview appeared with Polish newspaper SuperExpress, with quotes from Kuszczak, claiming he was being treated like a 'slave' by United.

However, the Pole was shocked at the interpretation that has been put on that interview, and 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."

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