Not for the first time, Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Wes Brown the best natural defender in the country.

With injuries across the back four, Ferguson is thankful to have Brown back fit for the weekend and has sung his praises.

This morning RoM reflected on the beginning of Brown’s career and the impressive start he made at the club,

“I must say that Nemanja Vidic and Wes Brown have been absolutely fantastic in recent games,” said Ferguson. “It just reminds you that when Wes Brown is fit, he is the best natural defender in the country. He’s a fantastic defender. So is Vidic and their partnership has been fantastic. I’m really pleased about that and that gives you a solid base that you need when you go away from home to places like Portsmouth.”

Fergie doesn’t stop there though, claiming that despite his years, Wes has a youthful approach to life.

“You’ve got to pay tribute to the lad,” he continued. “He keeps coming back from the serious injuries he’s had in his career. He’s had two cruciates, a broken ankle, calf injuries and things like that. Last season he had a very staggered season in terms of interruptions to his consistency. But the previous season he was our most consistent defender, the year we won the European Cup in Moscow. So now he’s fit again and looking fantastic. He gets better all the time. He’s 30 now and I keep thinking he’s only 22 or 23. He’s got such a young approach to life. He’s done well, the lad.”

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