Neville could be in final United season

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Manchester United's captain Gary Neville has indicated that his career with the club could be over at the end of the season, almost 18 years after he made his first-team debut.

Neville's contract expires in June, he is yet to be offered a new deal and of the prospect of extending his career into next season, he said: "I don't know... I'm not thinking about it. I'm at the age that I just want to stay fit and concentrate on the last few months of the season. I've got to decide what I want to do and speak to the manager."

Neville reflected on Wayne Rooney yesterday after the latter's Carling Cup-winning exploits with United. "I think his achievements for England are more impressive than for United because with United there have been so many great players," Neville said. "It is not just about his performance it is about his determination, character and his willingness to always fight for the team. He is not just a player who wins you games, he fights for everything as well. His temperament is brilliant. It has been great since the moment I laid eyes on him with England about six or seven years ago. He is one of the most brilliant players Manchester United have had."

Meanwhile, Sunday's captain Patrice Evra has become the first United player to discuss the green and gold campaign. "They are the original colours of United and the fans wear them because they love this club," Evra said. "They [the fans] have their reasons for doing it and we don't think they're crazy. They'd like things to change."

The Manchester United Supporters Trust, which has driven the green and gold campaign drawing on the colours of the Newton Heath club, predecessor to United, is beginning work with US-based online campaign consultancy firm Blue State Digital, which ran the technology behind the my.barackobama.com, the campaign widely credited with helping bring Obama to power.

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