Evra signs new deal to keep him at United until 2014



French International Patrice Evra has signed a new contract which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014.

The news will be welcomed by Manchester United fans, who saw Ryan Giggs sign on for another year last week, and will dampen the transfer speculation surrounding the left back.

Evra has been one of Uniteds stand out players over the past few seasons and has gone on to establish himself as one of the best left backs in the world.

The news comes just days after boss Sir Alex Ferguson suggested there was nothing to report with regards to a new Evra contract.

Evra joined the Red Devils in 2006 and has made over 220 appearances for the club, winning the Champions League in 2007.

Evra told his clubs website he is pleased to be staying, saying, “Ever since I arrived at United, it’s been a dream come true playing here.”

“The fans, the players, the manager and the staff all work hard to make this club the best in the world.

“I’ve won a lot in the last five years, but I want to win more and I know that’s the mentality of everyone here.”

Evra had been linked with moves to both of Spains top two teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid, and Alex Ferguson is happy to be keeping his player.

Ferguson said: “Patrice has developed into a key character in the dressing room.

“It’s great that he’s committed himself to Manchester United. His experience and talent will be increasingly important to us.”

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