After signing for Blackburn Rovers in the summer, former Manchester United defender Wes Brown believes that he is still not ready to call it a day.
At the age of 36, Brown is clearly approaching the end of his career. After having spent the last couple of years at Sunderland, he has been allowed to leave the Stadium of Light by manager David Moyes upon taking over at the club. It would be thought that Moyes would retain the services of Brown, as he is hugely experienced with regard to the Premier League. However, Sunderland instead went for new players at the back.
Brown represented United from 1998 to 2011. He was part of the incredibly successful teams assembled by Sir Alex Ferguson which went on to win numerous league titles and one Champions League medal. Blackburn have promotion aspirations, but it has not been translated into the playing squad. As a result, the club are expected to face a major fight just to get into the top six of the Championship table. Even if the club are not promoted, it looks like Brown has the ambition to keep on playing for the next couple of years. Brown only has a contract until the end of the campaign and he will have to prove his fitness in order to sign a new deal.
“I don’t think it’s ever come into my head that I can’t be bothered anymore or I don’t need it anymore.It’s always still the same for me. As long as these (legs) can do it I’m pretty sure I’ll be trying to do it. My calf was feeling a bit tight and maybe I should have been more senior and mature and not done the running that day. It’s just my nature to carry on. But even when the injury happened the manager was fine, he just told me to get it right, get back in training, have a few games, and we’d get something sorted,” said Brown.