Brown wants centre back spot at Man Utd

Brown told Setanta Sports: “I wouldn’t have thought I was settled at right back for good.

“Obviously, with Gary being out, I was the main contender for that position. Now Gary’s back, the gaffer can easily change it. If Vida or Rio are out, then he can put me at centre back.

“Against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final it was a really tight game and the gaffer put me there hoping I could use a bit of my experience. It turned out well and we got the result we needed.

“Last season for me it was great. Obviously it was disappointing that Gary got injured, which meant I got the place at right back.

“But it was a great season, the team the whole way through the season was flowing and we always thought we were in contention to win trophies.

“In the last two months it went very well for us, we got the luck at times and we ended up with the Double so it was a great feeling to be involved in what was a great achievement.”