Brown pens United contract

21 April 2008 05:12
Manchester United defender Wes Brown has confirmed that he has signed a new four-year contract to remain at Old Trafford until the summer of 2012. The versatile 28-year-old's current deal was due to run out in the summer, with manager Sir Alex Ferguson at one stage fearful that Brown would opt to move on. However, the England international has now pledged his future to the Red Devils and is delighted to have done so. He told the club's official website: "Manchester United is a fantastic club and I am delighted to have signed a new deal. "To be part of a team I have supported all my life is a great honour. I can see this team winning many trophies in the coming seasons and it will be great to share in that success." Ferguson himself added: "I am delighted that Wes has signed a new contract, he has grown up at this club and is an integral part of the squad. "He has done a great job during Gary Neville's absence and has been a major factor in our outstanding defensive performances."

Source: ESA