Wes Brown has explained why he believes Anthony Martial deserves to be named Manchester United’s Player of the Year ahead of Bruno Fernandes.
French forward Martial scored 23 goals and made six assists for the Red Devils last season as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished third in the Premier League and reached the semi-finals of the Europa League.
Fernandes also impressed following his January move from Sporting, contributing eight goals and seven assists in his 14 Premier League appearances.
Asked who he believes should receive Manchester United’s Player of the Year award, Brown told MUTV: ‘It’s going to be tough but I’m probably just going to go Anthony Martial.
‘I thought he stepped up this season and I love it when he smiles because that means he’s scoring! We need to see more of that.
‘If Bruno had maybe got here a little bit earlier, it would 100 per cent have been him. I’ll stick with my guns and say Anthony Martial.’
Former Manchester United player Danny Webber added: ‘Martial main player and I’ll stick with what Wes said there. If Bruno had come in earlier I’m sure he would have been in.’
Red Devils hero Brown, meanwhile, has said he wants to see both Jadon Sancho and Dean Henderson at Old Trafford next season.
Solskjaer remains keen on welcoming England ace Sancho to Manchester United this summer, while Henderson is hoping to fight David de Gea for the No. 1 spot following his return from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
Brown said: ‘We’ve got some young, exciting attacking players but Sancho would be another layer of the cake. He’s exciting, he’s young, he can score goals and is good with assists.
‘If they can get that done it would be perfect. United can always improve. The defence, midfield; the more competition going on all over the field, the better the team becomes.
‘Henderson will want to come back to Manchester United and prove to Solskjaer he should be number one. Competition is good for morale and will get both players playing at the top of their game.’