United release keeper Kuszczak

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Manchester United have confirmed that goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak has left the club on a free transfer.


Kuszczak joined the club on loan in 2006 from West Brom before making his move permanent in 2007. The 30-year-old made 61 appearances for United in total.


The arrival of David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard meant his first team opportunities have been limited, and the Polish international left to join up with Championship side Watford on loan in February.


Before the emergence of both young ‘keepers, Kuszczak was forced to play second fiddle to the evergreen Edwin Van der Sar, and the 30-year-old recently admitted that he had grown frustrated with sitting on the bench having turned down the opportunity to return to West Brom.


"Last year I had a good chance to go back to my former club West Brom, where I enjoyed an excellent spell, or to Aston Villa," Kuszczak told Sky Sports in April.


"I have spent so much time on the bench in Manchester. I accepted it at first because I know how big a club they are, but it is not enough for me.


"I have decided to move and be a first-choice keeper. I do not want to be a replacement any longer."


Kuszczak has previously been linked with making a move to the Bundesliga, and revealed there is interest from German clubs, while Ipswich are also said to be in the running for his signature.


My family like England as much as me," he said.


"I think that I know the style of play and I have made my name here.


"But I have serious options in Germany to consider as well. My agent is working on a possible move to the Bundesliga."


Kuszczak joins Michael Owen in leaving the club on a free transfer this summer.

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