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Evra nears United exit

Patrice-Evra-Manchester-United_2984848Patrice Evra has told a French television channel that he might leave Manchester United when his contract expires next summer.

The Frenchman’s contract runs out at the end of the season and after seven years at Old Trafford, during which he has won five Premier League titles, a Champions League and two League Cups, the 32-year-old could leave Old Trafford at the end of the campaign.

In an interview with French television Telefoot, Evra was asked whether he was worried about his expiring contract at Manchester United, to which he replied: “No, not at all.

“It is a personal thing. It is not that Manchester United do not want me to sign a new contract.

“Manchester United would like me to finish my career there, but this is something personal.”

The Frenchman has been linked with a move back to his former club Monaco, with which he reached the 2004 Champions League final, while fellow big-spenders PSG have also been reported to be interested in securing the experience left-back’s services.

Throughout the summer, United were heavily linked with a number of left-backs, as they had two offers for Leighton Baines turned down by Everton, while a late bid for Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao was also unsuccessful as the Portuguese defender remained in the Spanish capital.

With Alexander Buttner still to prove he’s capable of stepping up to be a reliable replacement for Evra and with Fabio having so far enjoyed a very limited amount of opportunities to prove his worth since returning from a loan spell at QPR, United are expected to enter the market for a left-back either in January or next summer.

Dan