Brown is the kid brother of United's England defender Wes Brown.
Albiston told the Manchester Evening News: "Unfortunately for 18-year-old Reece, he will be saddled all the way with comparisons to his older brother Wes but I believe he can handle that and live up to the reputation.
"He is so similar to Wes that you can avoid measuring him against Wes. Reece has all the attributes to be a modern day player. He is strong and athletic, tall and good in the air. Every ball in the air near him, you think he is going to win it.
"Can play in centre of defence or right-back like Wes. He just needs some more luck injury-wise than his brother and he'll have chance."