Manchester United goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak is hankering for a move away from the 12-time Premier League champions and is targeting a switch to another side in England.

The Polish stopper has made 60 appearances in his six-year United career, spending most of this season on loan at Championship outfit Watford, making 13 starts for The Hornets.

Kuszczak has been phased out of the United team since the signing of David de Gea, with Ben Amos firmly installed as the club's No.2, and the 30-year-old has come to the decision to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires.

Tomasz Kuszczak
Kuszczak has been phased out at Old Trafford.

"Last year I had a good chance to go back to my former club West Brom, where I enjoyed an excellent spell, or to Aston Villa," Kuszczak told Sky Sports.

"I have spent so much time on the bench in Manchester. I accepted it at first because I know how big a club they are, but it is not enough for me.

"I have decided to move and be a first-choice keeper. I do not want to be a replacement any longer."

"My family like England as much as me," he added.

"I think that I know the style of play and I have made my name here.

"But I have serious options in Germany to consider as well. My agent is working on a possible move to the Bundesliga."

Despite the shaky early form of De Gea after his summer move from Athletico Madrid, Kuszczak failed to feature in the whole of the first half of this season, while in the Carling Cup Amos was trusted to see United through.

Having joined United initially on loan from West Brom in 2006, Kuszczak was tipped to succeed the then No.1 Edwin van der Sar, who retired last summer.

However, after producing some uncertain displays when called upon, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to bring in De Gea in a big money move, a decision that appeared vindicated following the Spaniard's impressive displays in the Under-21 European Championships.

Despite his sporadic appearances in the top flight during his eight-year playing career in England, Kuszczak has been nominated twice for the best save in the Premier League era alongside the likes of Peter Schmeichel and Craig Gordon.