Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says Wes Brown is as good a defender as any player in the league.

Brown looks set to start at centre-half against CSKA Moscow this weekend in the absence of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

"The great thing for Wes Brown is that he has remained fit this year," said Ferguson.

"Last season, he had a terrible run of injuries. But the previous year, he made the most appearances and played in the final in Moscow.

"When he is fit and we bring him in there is no better defender in the country. He is a real true defender.

"I have no worries about Sunday in terms of Brown and Evans - absolutely no worries at all."