Patrice Evra extends his Manchester United contract

Patrice Evra has extended his contract at Manchester United, ending all rumours that he was set to leave the club to continue his career in Italy. The news broke on Friday evening as the Premier League released their club player lists for next season, in which it stated that Patrice Evra had extended his contract at Old Trafford.

Manchester United have now released the information confirming the above. The decision to stay was down to Patrice Evra himself, no doubt helped by the fact of the appointment of new manager Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United are hopeful that the signing of Luke Shaw from Southampton will be announced before the World Cup over in Brazil and the 18-year-old would be a fantastic addition to the squad, learning a trade from Patrice Evra both on and off the pitch.

Italian giants Juventus were rumoured to be attempting to lure Patrice Evra away from Old Trafford at the end of his contract, but all signs now point to the Frenchman triggering a contract extension for another season at Old Trafford. It was reported at the start of the week that Louis van Gaal himself had told Evra and Nani that he would like them to stay at the club next season.

Evra moved to Manchester United from Monaco back in 2006 from Monaco, in that time winning 5 Premier Leagues, 3 League Cups, 5 Community Shields, a Champions League and a FIFA World Cup.