If you were Wes Brown I think you would be pretty happy with your lot, you’ve played a lot of games for the best team in England, you’ve won a grotesque amount of trophies and your manager at one point claimed you were one of the best in the league…all this on the back of not actually being that great.
It appears however that the now not so young Wesley is getting a bit big for his boots and he has recognised that his time in the Premier League may be limited, and it is for that reason that reports emerging today suggest that he has fallen out with Sir Alex Ferguson and will be moving on this Summer…not really a great loss is it?
Brown is one of the many graduates of the Manchester United academy that was so successful in the 90s, he joined the academy in 1992, and made his debut for the first team during the 97-98 season. From that point he went on to become a regular in the first team rotating in and out of the late 90s United side.
His career has at times been blighted with injuries, but when available he has always been a good player for the United team. England caps followed, and Brown amassed a wealth of trophies, including 5 Premier League titles and 2 Champions League titles.
Of late however with the emergence of Chris Smalling and Johnny Evans, appearances at centre-back have become less frequent and at right back Rafael Da Silva has made game opportunities relatively slim on the ground.
The crux of the problem is that Brown wants a two year contract, and with Sir Alex Ferguson and the rest of the Manchester United hierarchy keen to rejuvenate their squad it seems unlikely that Brown will be offered the deal that he desires. There have also been reports of a more personal dispute between player and manager which has supposedly also strained the relationship however the exact details of this are unknown.
Either way, Brown is now 31 and reckons he can get one final long term contract, but that won’t be at Manchester United. There could be a number of clubs interested in the player this Summer, he could still do a job for many sides in the Premier League, although there are obviously question marks over his fitness, I still think a 2 year deal at another club may not be out of the question, and I don’t really think Manchester United will be missing out too much if he does move as it appears he will.
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