Former Manchester United skipper Patrice Evra has inked a new 1 year deal with the club…
Manchester United’s 33-year old left-back Patrice Evra has signed a one year extension at Old Trafford.
The BBC reports that the Red Devils have decided to keep the French international for another season as his experience could be vital to the team’s cause under the new management of Louis Van Gaal.
Some reports however, suggest that the role of Evra in the side could change next season with United still trying hard to sign 18-year old England sensation Luke Shaw from Southampton.
Although Evra’s form dipped through the course of last season, he still continued to be United’s first choice left back under David Moyes, making 45 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions. One reckons though that it seems to be a matter of time before United appoint his long term replacement, which is likely to force Evra down the pecking order.
One also gets the feeling that Man United are keeping Evra in the squad as an insurance policy in case they fail to land Shaw or another capable left back this summer.