Wes Brown has joined the squad for the pre-season after making a surprise return to the first team on the final day of the season. Brown had been out since January after spending the first half of the season struggling with injuries.

Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that Brown’s fitness would make a big difference to our coming season and the defender is raring to go.

“I’m good at the moment, back in pre-season. Everything is going well,” said Wes. “I’m glad to be here and get the few games in. It was frustrating. I was out for a very long time with my foot. We did very well last season and I’m just glad to be back in the thick of things and get ready for the start of season.”

Brown missed out on a medal after not playing in enough league games, but insists he still enjoyed celebrating the title.

“You dont really feel a part of it,” he added. “I played seven games so I missed out by a few [for medal]. But we won so you enjoy it just much, but its not the same if you’re not really involved in it.”