Tomasz Kuszczak said he did not use the word "slave" to describe his frustrations at being denied a loan move away from Manchester United.
Kuszczak was widely reported to have used the term when discussing a failed switch to Leeds United. The Polish goalkeeper, 29, has yet to feature for United this season.
He said: "I did not use the word 'slave' in an interview I gave to the Polish newspaper SuperExpress, about my current position at Manchester United."
The United manager Sir Alex Ferguson signed David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard this year, forcing Kuszczak further down the pecking order at Old Trafford.