Wes Brown has announced his retirement from International football after making 23 appearances for England. Fabio Capello chose to call up retired Jamie Carragher, who confessed he wasn’t all that arsed about his performances for his country in his autobiography, with Glen Johnson as the only natural right back in the squad. Wes had just been called up for an England friendly against Hungary, but understandably has decided enough is enough and plans to concentrate just on United now.

“At the age of 30 I feel it is right for me to stand aside and let younger players come through, which allows me to concentrate on my club career,” said Wes. “I regard it as an honour and a privilege to have represented my country at every level from Under-15s upwards. I have always been very proud to play for England and wish them well in future tournaments.”