Wes Brown is - like most Reds fans - glad to see Gary Neville back in action for United. But he's promised to push the club skipper all the way for the right-back slot he occupied so consistently last season.
The 28-year-old defender played more games (52) than anyone in the United squad last term, and he's looking for more of the same this time around - starting with a place in the team to face Newcastle on Sunday.
â€œMy personal aim this season is to play as many games as I can for United and hopefully to help the side win more trophies,â€ he told Red View.
â€œGary [Neville] is fit again so he will obviously be competing with me for the right-back slot this season, but I'll keep working hard and look to take advantage of the opportunities I get.â€
United need the experience of players like Wes and Gary as the Reds attempt to retain the English and European crowns, a task both players have plenty of experience in at Old Trafford. Having let the Champions League go after the United's last triumph in 1998/99, there is a steely determination to be the first team to hang on to the trophy in the tournament's current guise.
"We're all feeling positive about our chances after the success we had last season,â€ Wes added.
â€œWe're certainly not over-confident because the Premier League and Champions League are such tough competitions to win. But there's an excitement around the place and we're looking forward to getting the new campaign underway."
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