Manchester United left back Patrice Evra has committed his future to Old Trafford.
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Patrice Evra has committed his future to Manchester United and agreed a new four-year contract, with an announcement expected from Old Trafford on Friday morning.
Evra had considered leaving Old Trafford, tempted by the possibility of playing in Spain, and had been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
But the Frenchman has decided instead to remain in the Premier League.
The Senegal-born defender signed for United from Monaco for £5.5m five years ago and has established himself as one of the more accomplished left-backs in world football, despite losing his place in the France squad since the controversy of their World Cup campaign.
Patrice Evra has been a great servant to Manchester United for the last five years, proving himself as one of the best left backs in the Premier League – and indeed the world.
Even so, at the age of 29, there were strong rumours that he fancied a new challenge to finish his career.
Real Madrid were reportedly at the front of that queue.
However, the grass isn’t always greener, and Red Devils fans will be elated that Evra has decided to stay at Old Trafford.