United veteran hopes to take chance

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Wes Brown is eager to make the most of his Manchester United opportunities before his advancing years catch up with him.

Now past his 31st birthday and with his present contract due to expire at the end of next season, Brown is not sure how much time he has left at Old Trafford.

"I am not getting any younger now and every game I do play I just try to enjoy and do my best for the team," he said. "You have to give everything for the cause. That is the most important thing for me."

Given his lack of first-team opportunities in recent times, it could even be that Brown leaves Old Trafford during one of the next two transfer windows.

However, while he still has a job to do for Sir Alex Ferguson, he will continue to perform it, which will probably involve a Carling Cup quarter-final outing at West Ham on Tuesday night.

Brown has missed three games since his involvement in a run of six games from seven came to an end following the scrappy display at Aston Villa earlier this month.

He is a Carling Cup ever-present this season, though, skippering United to victory over Wolves in the last round and it would be no surprise he was handed the armband again as Ferguson makes an anticipated large number of changes.

"It has been great to be back playing some games," said Brown.

"I am really enjoying things at the moment. I am training hard and hopefully I will have more opportunities in the coming months."

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