Brown: Everything for the cause
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
"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."
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.
Brown 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."
Brown is likely to fill the right-back berth at
"Staying focused is the most important thing when it comes to defending," he said. "We do a lot of repetitive drills in training to help you do that. We have this thing called wave games, where we basically attack and defend, over and over again. It helps drill it into your head what you need to do in one-on-one situations."
Amongst the other players set to feature at
Although it is small achievement in comparison to the major targets of regaining the Premier League title and reaching a UEFA Champions League final that will be held at Wembley next May, for
"We set standards here," he said. "They have been set by different teams over the years and it carries on through each season. We want to try and reach those standards as often as possible.
"Sometimes you can't do it, but when it does comes together, like it did against Blackburn on Saturday, you get the feeling you should be doing it more often. That is what we strive for week after week, to try and get the right performance as well as the result," said Carrick.