It’s a shame things haven’t worked out for Brown whose name is still sung regularly by United fans at away games.
The Sunderland Echo notes:
Released Sunderland defender Wes Brown has several contract offers to prolong his career after joining Blackburn Rovers for pre-season training.
Brown is a free agent after Sunderland opted against extending his five-year stint at the Stadium of Light, with the ex-England international beginning training with Championship Blackburn earlier this week.
If it wasn’t for injuries Brown could have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in United’s history but was unable to get more than a season or two under his belt before injury scuppered his long term chances. His finest year for the Reds undoubtedly came in 2007/08 where after playing more than 50 games during the Reds’ campaign Brown set up Ronaldo’s opening goal in the Champions League final.
United fans will hope it’s not the end for the “hardest man in all the town…”