Brown explains how he became a footballer

English defender Wes Brown played for Manchester United from 1996 to 2011 after he came out of the Red Devils youth system.

In 1992, Englishman Wes Brown joined the Manchester United youth system.

After four years there, he was selected to debut in the senior squad.

And while wearing the Red Devils’ jersey, he managed to play 362 matches, scoring five goals.

“My earliest proper memories are when Danny Wallace was still playing,” he told the club’s official website.

“I used to play right wing then, probably at 10 or 11, and when we played in the street I wanted to be like Danny Wallace.”

He explained: “The first World Cup I can remember was 1986, but the first one I really watched was 1990 in Italy.”

“My path was a little bit different. I didn’t start playing for a Sunday league team until I was about 11.”

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“Before that I used to go to Shotokan Karate, trying to build up all my belts, but I failed my black belt twice when I was nine, I think, so I told my dad I didn’t want to do it anymore,” he said.

“I only used to play football on the street and then I started at Fletcher Moss. That’s where I was spotted by United.”

“From there I was involved with the national center at Lilleshall and I signed professionally with United when I turned 17,” he concluded.


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