8 Jul 2011

Brown and O'Shea off to Sunderland

8:12 am on 8 July 2011

Sunderland has completed a double swoop of Manchester United defenders, bringing Wes Brown and John O'Shea to the English football club on four-year contracts.

31-year-old Brown and 30-year-old O'Shea joined for undisclosed fees, after United last month accepted an offer of around 25 milion dollars for the pair and midfielder Darron Gibson, O'Shea's Ireland international teammate.

Brown, who can play at centre-back or right-back, made his United debut in the club's 1998-99 treble-winning season and went on to make 361 appearances.

Brown won two Champions League titles, five English Premier League winners' medals, two FA Cups and two League Cups with United and has been capped 23 times by England.

O'Shea accumulated one Champions League title, five league successes, one FA Cup winners' medal and three League Cups during a 12-year Old Trafford tenure that saw him make almost 400 appearances.