Brown eyeing Euro 2004 spot
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The injury-plagued stopper is aiming to cap his reversal in fortunes with a spot in Sven Goran Eriksson's party for the summer tournament in Portugal.
Brown only returned to action from a serious knee injury in January and struggled to recapture his best form, with his comeback coinciding with Rio Ferdinand's absence from the team.
The 24-year-old was severely criticised for his slack defending which played a key part in United slipping out of the Premiership title race.
But two commanding performances against Arsenal have catapulted Brown back into the England reckoning and he admits he would jump at the chance to make the squad.
"I'm trying not to think about Euro 2004 but, of course, to be picked would be great for me," said Brown.
"I'm aware that two good games do not get you there but I'm going to work as hard as I can and see what happens.
"To win an FA Cup final and then go to Portugal this summer would be great for me. It would definitely cap my season."
Brown's quest for an England call has been backed by defensive cohort Mikael Silvestre, who helped his colleague shut out the Arsenal attack in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final victory at Villa Park.
The Frenchman said: "When you look at all the defenders in the English game, then Wes would be the one who has to go to the European finals.
"I'm very confident that he will go. It was never going to be easy for him to come back from that knee injury but he's young and he's now back to his best."