Manchester United Left Back To Receive Bumper Pay Boost

Old Trafford full back Patrice Evra will receive a six figure sum every week. All right for some, isn’t it?

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MANCHESTER UNITED are to follow Wayne Rooney’s new deal with a megabucks contract for Patrice Evra.

The Old Trafford giants will raise Evra’s pay from £70,000 a week to £100,000 a week in a four-year agreement.

That will set them back £20million – on top of Rooney’s £65m, five-year bonanza.

And it will allow boss Alex Ferguson to send a message to big-spending neighbours City that United will not be outmuscled in the pay stakes.

Left-back Evra, 29, has a contract that runs until June 2012. The new deal will tie the French captain to Old Trafford until he is 33.

It puts the boot in on Barcelona and Real Madrid, who had both previously shown an interest in taking him to La Liga.

Evra has already indicated he is keen to stay at United and the deal should be completed in the next few weeks with no major hiccups. (The Sun)

Since he signed in January 2006, Patrice Evra has consistently been one of the best full backs in the Premier League, and his commital to the Manchester United cause has never been in doubt – despite the Sun linking him with the two big Spanish clubs.

Manchester United’s wage bill may currently be the third highest in the Premier League behind Chelsea and Manchester City, but it counts for a mere 46% of their turnover – the best ratio in the league.

While plenty of issues remain with the Glazer family owners, retaining Evra at least until the young Brazilian Fabio makes the step up seems a positive move.

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