It seems to be a done deal that Wesley Brown will leave United on a free transfer at the end of the season, after rejecting our final contract offer. There has been a divide in the United camp over whether Brown has been foolish or sensible in turning down our offer. Is it fair for us to expect to sign a contract worth less than half of that of Rooney and Ronaldo’s? Particularly when considering he has been a member of our starting XI for so long due to Neville’s injury, and has always been loyal to the club. However, United are his team, and some say he is out of order wanting to leave us just for the money.
United’s recent FA Cup Third Round game against Aston Villa was enough to get any red’s hard beating, with the team leaving it until late on to rap up the game. It was the introduction of Rooney which secured our 2-0 win, after playing for eighty minutes and the score staying at 0-0.
Wes Brown was on the scene to celebrate both Rooney and Ronaldo’s goal, looking as happy as any United supporter. He thrust his fist up at the crowd, his emotion shining through, so happy to see his team snatch the win.
Before Aston Villa, I was certain there was no chance Wes Brown would go back on his decision to reject our offer. However, it’s moments like that which remind us how deeply Brown’s feeling must run for the club he has been with since he was a child.
What do you think? Is there any chance of Brown turning down Newcastle at the end of the season and staying with us?
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