Patrice Evra has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least the end of the 2013/14 season.
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has put pen to paper on a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2014 – and remains as hungry as ever for medals.
The 29-year-old has already helped United land three Premier League titles, a Champions League, plus three League Cups – the last of which he lifted after skippering the team to victory over Aston Villa last year.
And, with his future now secure, Evra is adamant his desire for silverware has not been satisfied yet.
‘Ever since I arrived at United, it’s been a dream come true playing here,’ he said.
‘The fans, the players, the manager and the staff all work hard to make this club the best in the world.
Evra has established himself since his £5million arrival from Monaco in 2006.
He has always been a popular figure amongst the United support and his occasional bizarre outbursts – he recently claimed Arsenal was a fabulous football centre but mocked their inability to win trophies – have only reinforced that view.
‘Patrice is unquestionably one of the world’s best left-backs,’ said the Scot.
‘He has developed into a key character in the dressing room and it is great that he has committed himself to the club.
‘His experience and skill will be increasingly important to us.’
“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.”
The deal secures the services of a player Sir Alex Ferguson describes as “unquestionably one of the world’s best left backs”.
The boss added: “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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