Tomasz Kuszczak has revealed that he has plans to replace Edwin Van der Sar at the end of the season as Manchester United’s number one.
“I know I have not got the biggest name in the world but, and I don’t want this to sound arrogant, I think I am good enough,” he said. “I have talked to the boss a few times and he said we will see what happens at the end of the season and I know that in the meantime if I get a chance I have to play well because that is the only way I am going to impress him. If the club decide I am not good enough for them then I will have to go somewhere else. If Sir Alex Ferguson decides at the end of the season I am not good enough then I will look for another club. Everything is open now. I am realistic about my situation. It would not frighten me to take over as Edwin’s successor. Why should it? I am not new here. I have been on the bench because I have been waiting for my chance not because I didn’t think I was good enough to be number one. I have been very patient and I think it is worth waiting for your chance here. I think I deserve my chance to spend some time on the pitch because I have been so patient. If I play for this club long-term then I will be really happy because that has always been my dream. I came to Manchester to try to be a top goalkeeper here for many years like my idol Peter Schmeichel.”