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Kuszczak: I'll hold onto No1 spot
Published : 17 Dec 2009 13:02:09
TOMASZ Kuszczak is aiming to iron out any errors in his game to smooth his way to becoming United's recognised number one. The 27-year-old Pole has fought his way from eve-of-season third choice, to be Sir Alex Ferguson's current top man. Kuszczak's outing against Wolves was his sixth consecutive first-team appearance. His previous best run was Christmas 2007 when he made four starts on the trot only to be immediately demoted when Edwin Van der Sar returned from injury. But having taken full advantage of Ben Foster's failure to hold down the role, the Dutch veteran is on the verge of a comeback following a knee injury. However, Kuszczak is looking to keep a firm grip on the position. "I am still making some small mistakes, which I am not happy with," said Kuszczak. "I try to be honest about my performances. Okay, I didn't concede any goals against Wolves but I made some mistakes which could have cost us a goal. Thankfully they didn't. Kuszczak performance "I am enjoying playing regularly. Then you can do something with your performance. "Playing for Manchester United is fantastic. Even when I have had the hard times, when I did not play, that was always my ambition. "I never started thinking the chance wouldn't come for me. Now it is my time to play regularly and I want to do it for a long time. "I have to play well and keep clean sheets. I have to make as few mistakes as I can." Blanking out Wolves was Kuszczak's third clean sheet of his current run. However, with the Reds backline queuing up for attention in the Carrington training HQ treatment room, Kuszczak has played behind nine different defenders in his six matches, including makeshift members like Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher and Ji-sung Park. It is making the Polish international's chances of improving his stats tougher. "It is difficult to keep clean sheets because the level of the Premier League is so high and we have to keep changing the defence around," Kuszczak added. "It can be confusing but we don't have enough time to gel - although they played well on Tuesday against Wolves." Do you think Kuszczak is good enough to be United's long term number one? Have your say.