30/11/2009 08:00, Report by Gemma Thompson
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Q&A: Wes Brown

Wes Brown has re-emerged as a key figure in United's defence in recent weeks, and he admits he's thoroughly enjoying being a United regular once again...

On a personal level, how pleased are you to be back fit and playing?
I’m really enjoying it at the moment – I’m training well and when I’ve played I’ve felt 100 per cent fit. If you’re not 100 per cent you get found out which doesn’t help the team. It took time to get back to that point after a very frustrating season last year. I’ve had a few like that, but I always try my best to come back strongly and, touch wood, up to now I’ve been fine.

Your games so far this season have been largely at centre-half, is that your favoured position?
I’ll play wherever the gaffer throws me in! Obviously Rio and Vida have missed a few games which has given me and Jonny Evans a chance and it’s been nice to be back in the centre. Throughout my career that’s always where I’ve said I want to play, but it really doesn’t bother me either way. I’m probably more of a right-back for England and I enjoy playing there for United as well. I’m just happy to play wherever.

You've played alongside Jonny Evans a few times this season. What have you made to his performances?
Jonny’s a fantastic player; very strong, good in the air and comfortable on the ball and he’s done brilliantly whenever he’s played. It’s good that when Rio and Vida are out the likes of Jonny and myself can come in and not a lot changes. I think we’ve got that kind of cover all over the pitch and it’s good to know we can still win games when some of our big names are out.

Why do you think the defence has struggled to keep clean sheets this season?
As a defender you don’t like letting goals in – even if you win a game, if you’ve not kept a clean sheet it’s a bad day. That might sound daft, but it’s something that stays on your mind after a game; every defender would probably tell you the same. I’m not sure why we’ve not kept as many clean sheets as in recent seasons, but we’ve just got to keep

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