Before a surprise return on the final day of the season, Wes Brown’s last game for Manchester United was back in January, with the injury-prone defender making just 12 appearances in all competitions for us in 08-09.
Brown has impressed so far in our tour of Asia and Sir Alex Ferguson reckons his fitness would be a big boost to us next season.
“If Wes stays fit, we are in business because he is a fantastic defender,” said Ferguson. “Even against the Malaysian team, on a couple of occasions he has showed real experience in handling one-versus-one situations. That is what he is really good at. His timing and reading of situations is fantastic. He is quick to get to the ball. If Wes stays fit, it is an absolute bonus for us. You have to hope he gets the kind of luck he deserves because, when you look at his injury record, it is not a good one.”
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