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Kuszczak: I think I am good enough.
Published : 13 Jan 2011 22:19:21Rss feed
Tomasz Kuszczak has reiterated that Manchester United only have to look as far as him to find a replacement for Edwin van der Sar. The Dutchman is currently suffering from flu and Kuszczak is standing in for the United number one. Van der Sar is also debating whether to retire from football at the end of the season. There have been keepers linked with the club and that leaves Kuszczak unsure whether he will be able to step in or not. He told the Manchester Evening News: "I know I have not got the biggest name in the world, and I do not want this to sound arrogant... I think I am good enough. "I have talked to the boss a few times and he said we will see what happens at the end of the season. "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 Sir Alex Ferguson decides 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. "If I play for this club long term I will be really happy because that has always been my dream. I came to Manchester to try to be a top goalkeeper for many years like my idol Peter Schmeichel." Tomasz Kuszczak (Manchester United) Information Date of birth Saturday, 20th March 1982 Height 6ft 3in Place of birth Krosno Odrzanskie, Poland Weight 13st 3lb International Poland Position Goalkeeper Comments Squad No. 29 Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards) Team Debut Apps (+ sub) Goals Yellows Reds Manchester United 17 Sep 2006 53 (5) 0 0 1 West Bromwich Albion 18 Sep 2004 33 (2) 0 1 0 Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards) Season First App. Apps (+ sub) Goals Yellows Reds 2010/2011 14 Sep 2010 7 (0) 0 0 0 2009/2010 23 Sep 2009 14 (0) 0 0 0 2008/2009 21 Sep 2008 7 (1) 0 0 0 2007/2008 26 Sep 2007 12 (4) 0 0 1 2006/2007 17 Sep 2006 13 (0) 0 0 0 2005/2006 20 Sep 2005 30 (0) 0 1 0 2004/2005 18 Sep 2004 3 (2) 0 0 0 Appearances 86 (+ 7 as sub); Goals 0; Yellow cards 1; Red cards 1
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