Now happily over the nightmare run of injuries which plagued his early days at Old Trafford, Brown is approaching a decade of service at United.
Although Brown knows he will probably lose his place to Gary Neville once his England team-mate fully recovers from the thigh and calf problems, he remains committed to the Red Devils cause, even though he would be an attractive proposition for most of United's top-flight rivals should he ever decide to move.
"I have always tried my best for the team," said Brown.
"I have been here nine years now and I would do anything for the club.
"It is good to know how highly I am valued by the manager. It is certainly hard to imagine ever playing for anyone else.
"Hopefully that won't happen. I am happy here and hopefully I can stay here."