Watford sign Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak
11:42am Tuesday 21st February 2012 in Watford FC - News
Watford have completed the loan signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak until the end of the season.
United manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed recently that Kuszczak will leave Manchester United in the summer as he does not want to sign a new contract.
The Poland international has not played for United this season and is now considered to be fourth choice behind David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos.
Kuszczak, who has had public bust-ups with Ferguson in the past, started his career at Hertha Berlin but did not make a single appearance before moving to West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer in 2004.
The Baggies turned down three bids from United before allowing Kuszczak to move to Old Trafford in 2007, initially on loan. He has made 61 appearances for the Red Devils.
If Kuszczak does join the Hornets, he will be the fourth goalkeeper to play for the club this season.
Former England Under-21 international Scott Loach has been the club's number one for more than three years but a dip in form resulted in the former Lincoln City keeper being dropped in September.
Manager Sean Dyche said Loach needed time out of the side but reinstated him two games later as Rene Gilmartin, who is now on loan at Crawley Town, was not considered to be sharp enough.
Jonathan Bond is seen as a goalkeeper of real potential and was played twice at the beginning of 2012 after Loach was sent off but he is just 18 and a first-year professional.