Blades ‘target’ is unhappy after being ‘enslaved’ at Old Trafford

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TOMASZ Kuszczak - the recent subject of an inquiry by Sheffield United - has has claimed he is treated like a “slave” by Manchester United after a proposed loan move to Leeds was blocked.

The Poland international, 29, was keen to join the Championship side on a deal until January to keep himself in national coach Franciszek Smuda’s thoughts ahead of next summer’s European Championship, which his country will co-host with Ukraine.

In comments reported by a number of national newspapers, Kuszczak said: “I’ve become a slave to Manchester.

“I’m frustrated but I don’t want to slander or criticise [Sir Alex] Ferguson. It’s not my style.

“I’ve talked to Ferguson recently. I asked him to let me leave the club now, before the January transfer window.

“I told him I want to play and get back into the national team, because Euro 2012 is just around the corner - but it seems he doesn’t care.

“The possibility of a two-month loan to Leeds United came up two weeks later. The club blocked it. It was a glimmer of hope for me. It would have reminded the Poland manager about me - but I didn’t get the club’s approval.

“I have respect for Ferguson because, for me, he’s a great manager, but I hope he will let me go in January.”

Leicester City hope to unveil Nigel Pearson as the successor to Sven-Goran Eriksson today, with Hull City now resigned to losing their manager.

Leicester will pay Hull around £400,000 for the return of former Sheffield Wednesday defender Pearson, who made the opposite move in June 2010.