Patrice Evra signs a new deal at Manchester United
Patrice Evra has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United keeping him at Old Trafford for a 10th season. The 33 year old made 45 appearances for United last season and is a key part of their defence.
Evra signed for United in 2006 and has since made 379 appearances for the club winning the Premier League title 5 times along with the Champions League, the League Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Frenchman was heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford in favour of Italian giants Juventus and Inter Milan. United have already lost two key defenders this summer with Nemanja Vidic signing for Inter Milan and Rio Ferdinand announcing that he will leave the club. Evra was expected to follow in their footsteps with reports suggesting that United were looking to replace him with Southampton’s Luke Shaw.
Evra has previously captained the club and might be given the role again ahead of Wayne Rooney, who has voiced his intention of being captain and Van Persie who new manager Van Gaal reportedly favours. The decision ultimately lies with Van Gaal.