Manchester United Left-Back Patrice Evra Earns One-Year Contract Extension At Old Trafford

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Moyes wants to team the full back up with Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao next season. 

Experienced Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has triggered a clause in his current contract with the Premier League champions that gives the Frenchman the option of remaining at Old Trafford for one more season, according to reports in the Sunday Times.

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The France international’s present deal with the Red Devils now only runs until June 30 2014, however, when the 32-year-old’s representatives negotiated their client’s new contract in February 2011, they had a clause inserted into stating that if Evra features in 25 Premier League matches in the last year of the deal, then he would automatically be entitled to a 12-month extension.

And with Evra having featured in 25 of United’s 26 Premier League fixtures so far in this campaign, the attacking full back must now decide whether to take up the club’s offer, or instead quit the Theatre of Dreams on a lucrative Bosman-style free transfer at the end of the season.

It is understood that Evra already has offers on the table from both mega-rich Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and his former club AS Monaco as well for next season, although it is also believed that United boss David Moyes is keen to keep hold of the player this summer.