McGuinness hails United starlet
Paul McGuinness believes that Reece Brown has the same attributes as brother Wes.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 31/03/09 12:07pm
Manchester United Under 18 boss Paul McGuinness believes that Reece Brown possesses the same attributes as older brother Wes.
The 17-year-old still has a long way to go if he is to emulate his older sibling.
Having risen through the youth ranks at the club Brown senior made his debut against Leeds in 1998.
To date the 29-year-old has played 316 times for the club, picking up five Premier League medals, two UEFA Champions League trophies, two FA Cups and one Carling Cup along the way.
The right-back has also represented England 21 times but despite being a tough act to follow, McGuinness sees similarities in Reece.
Brown junior only signed professional forms in July last year but has already taken great strides with the club's youth team.
"Reece will obviously forever be saddled with the tag of being Wes Brown's younger brother," he told the club's official website.
"When people see Reece, they see a striking resemblance, both in terms of looks and style of play. He has the same sort of attributes.
"He's good in the air, quick and he's a big lad. Reece has settled in nicely.
"He's been at the club since a very young age, but the start he has made to his professional career has been really good.
"He has concentrated right from the start, which is a feature we really wanted him to look at."