Now 30, Wes retains all the physical attributes of a great centre-half. Powerful and brave in the air, pacy on the deck and with an assured touch, he’s proved a more than able deputy to first-choice pair Ferdinand and Vidic.
2009/10 appearances: Premier League 18(1); FA Cup 1; Carling Cup 4(1); Champions League 2(2); Total 25(4)
Season soundbite: “When Wes is fit, he's the best natural defender in the country. You have to pay tribute to the lad, he gets better all the time." - Sir Alex Ferguson
In a word: Tough
Injury forced Wes out of the run-in, but his contribution was immense when his team-mates were suffering on the treatment table…
Finest moment: This goal will be remembered by most for Wayne Rooney’s exquisite assist to Dimitar Berbatov, but it was only made possible by the artful application of Wesley’s sturdy bonce. Away at the KC Stadium, United were 2-1 up but