Man Utd boss Ferguson heaps praise on fit-again Brown
But Ferguson said: "A lot of Wes' career has been blighted by injury. He has had two cruciate knee ligament injuries and a broken ankle.
"But the season before last he was our most consistent performer and I know that when he is fit, he is one of the best defenders in the country.
"I'm delighted to have him back because I know the experience he can bring to the back four."