Wes Brown may have embarrassed club team mate Ryan Giggs when naming him his favourite all time player.

Brown reckons the length of his career and achievements with one club put him above anyone else, with only Sir Bobby Charlton, whose appearances record Giggs broke in 2008, coming close.

“I know it is going to sound daft this but I would have to say Giggsy,” said Brown. “Of course, you have got the likes of Maradona and Pele who were world-class players, but for me it is Giggsy. His overall game and his achievements are just incredible. You get one-offs every now and again and he’s certainly one of them. To have performed consistently well at the top level for such a long time and stayed with one team is amazing. It is difficult to think of anyone else like Ryan; Sir Bobby is probably the only other player to compare with Giggsy.”