Patrice Evra has hinted that he could call time on his spell at Manchester United when his contract expires during the summer.
The France international has been at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson paid a bargain £5million to lure him from Monaco in January transfer window of 2006. He has gone on to become a key member of the Reds back four, and has also been a regular captain in the absence of Serbian ace Nemanja Vidic.
However, question marks were raised against his future in the summer, when David Moyes tried to sign Everton’s Leighton Baines and then Fabio Coentrao of Real Madrid. And with this contact set to expire at the end of the season, Evra has now hinted that he will decline the chance to extend his stay at the club.
“It is a personal thing,” he told Telefoot when asked of his future. “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.”
Evra, who will turn 32 towards the end of the campaign, has made over 300 appearances for United, and has chalked up a half-century of international caps for his country. He has helped the reigning Premier League champions to five league titles, and also the 2008 UEFA Champions League success in Moscow.