Manchester United shot-stopper Tomasz Kuszczak has revealed he is set for showdown talks with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Current first choice Edwin Van Der Sar is rumoured to be considering retirement at the end of the season and Kuszczak is eager for the opportunity to establish himself as the new number one. The Poland international has only made 56 senior appearances since joining United in 2006 and has seen Ben Foster flourish since leaving Old Trafford.
“I need to see what the boss wants to do – whether he wants to play me or sell me. At this present moment, I don’t know,” said the goalkeeper.
“Every player has his ambitions. And I have mine I have sat on the bench for five years but that means nothing to me. I am ready to play.”
Wigan await Cleverley decision.
Roberto Martinez is anxiously waiting to find out whether Sir Alex Ferguson will recall youngster Tom Cleverley from his loan spell at Wigan.
The Lactics find themselves wallowing at the foot of the table with just 20 points from their first 20 games. However, the performances of Cleverley have been a rare highlight and Martinez hopes Ferguson will allow the player to continue his development at the club.
“The loan was for the whole season but the call-back option is there,” said Martinez.
“But Tom has settled very well here and is enjoying his football. We hope that will continue. But it’s not in our hands what is going to happen.”
Fergie reveals agent demands.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has lifted the lid on some of the outrageous requests demanded by agents in past transfer negotiations.
The comments come in the wake of the role agent Paul Stretford played in the recent Wayne Rooney saga. Ferguson believes Rooney was ill advised by Stretford and now regards him as “not the most popular man in the world – certainly at our club”.
One of the more absurd demands from an agent included asking for “a box of flats” for the deal to happen. He told another story of one middleman who wanted his client, a prolific striker, to be paid for each goal he scored.
“I said: ‘Can you please remind him that’s why we are buying [the player] in the first place – because he is a goalscorer?’ This is what you’re dealing with; it’s unbelievable.”