Tomasz Kuszczak was given a start in last night’s Premiership game against West Ham, although had little opportunity to impress the manager.

United fan Dean Ashton scored a brilliant goal in the fixture last season, but he is injured, leaving West Ham with very few options up front. Craig Bellamy was predictably useless and the biggest impression he left on our keeper a bit of argy bargy in the first half, then an attempt on goal Jonny Wilkinson would be proud of, reaching the height of almost the second tier of the East Stand.

Kuszczak conceded he didn’t have much to do, but hopes to get another game against Hull at the weekend.

“It is not easy when you have nothing to do,” Kuszczak said. “But that is how it is for a goalkeeper. You have to try hard to keep your concentration for 90 minutes.You need to do your job properly and keep a clean sheet. This is most important thing for a goalkeeper and of course very important for the team as well.”

Tomasz has got to be aware that time is running out for him, with Ben Foster getting more practice with the Reserves following his injury, so he’s hoping for as much time on the field as possible.

“It was a big day for me because I have not played for a few weeks,” Kuszczak added. “I hope I get another chance soon. Saturday? Why not?”

Would you play Kus against Hull or do you think we need Van der Sar?