Wes Brown, who has been in Sir Alex Ferguson’s bad books since jokingly calling him a “cunt” last summer after a few drinks on our tour of the US, has today claimed he hopes Manchester United win the record 19th title this summer for the boss.

“It would be amazing for the players and a great feeling for fans,” said Brown. “But, for me personally, I’d be really pleased for the manager. For him to take us past their record would be brilliant.”