Kuszczak blames the press for pushing Englishman Foster into Pole position at Old Trafford
03 March 2009 05:14
Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak believes Ben Foster is given preferential treatment by the English press because he is viewed as a future international No 1.
Foster was preferred to the Poland international for Sunday's Carling Cup final win over Tottenham and played a key role in United's success.
The 25-year-old , who has one England cap to his name, was named man of the match at Wembley after important saves from Aaron Lennon and Darren Bent before saving Jamie O'Hara's penalty in the shootout.
The former Watford loanee has overcome serious injury problems to put him in pole position to replace first choice United keeper Edwin van der Sar and Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he feels that Foster is the future at United.
However, the Polish media feel Foster is given unfair treatment in the English press because he is viewed as the obvious long-term choice in goal.
And although it is highly unlikely Ferguson would ever be influenced by the media, Kuszczak does feel Foster is helped by his passport.
'In Manchester, it is not journalists but Sir Alex who will determine who will come into the first team,' said Kuszczak to the Polish media.
'Before the match with Tottenham, I was prepared [for the news] that I can not play.
'I do not want to say that I have a bad press here but no, I am not an Englishman.'