With Edgar Davids and Teemu Tainio out, BrownyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s first start since the draw at Blackburn in August saw the return of the Carrick/Brown central midfield partnership for the first time since last season in a fine 2-0 victory at the City of Manchester Stadium on Wednesday night.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a big game for Browny going back to City,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Michael. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You always want to do well when you go back to your old club and I thought he was brilliant.
"Having said that I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think there was a bad player amongst us
itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not often you can say everyone is on top of their game but that was the case
Head Coach Martin added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Browny is always pressurising and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s got a big heart. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m always happy with him.
Ã¢â‚¬ÂHeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not been in the side but he knows Edgar Davids is a big player for us, JJ is doing well, Michael Carrick as well, Teemu and we can only play three or four in midfield.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Every time he gets his chance he does well so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m very happy with him.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Michael Carrick joined Martin Jol in praising Michael BrownÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s performance at Manchester City.