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Manchester United duo get behind Evra

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De Gea and Hernandez love Evra. (©GettyImages)
De Gea and Hernandez love Evra. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra's future for club and country has come under question of late, but the France international has the unwavering support of two of his Old Trafford teammates.

David Moyes' pursuit of Leighton Baines has raised doubts about Evra's longevity with the club, while the player himself has admitted that he may not sign a new contract with the Premier League champions.

Evra is under even greater scrutiny back in his native France, with the 32-year-old having launched a blistering attack on sections of the country's press, including World Cup winners turned pundits Lilian Thuram and Bixente Lizarazu.

The Manchester United vice-captain, however, retains the faith of teammates David de Gea and Javier Hernandez as he endures this uncertain patch, and both have lavished praise on their colleague.

Hernandez was particularly complimentary of Evra, who believes the defender can continue to be an 'extraordinary' player for both Manchester United and France.

"Patrice Evra is a player who has given a lot to this club. This is a great player. This is the captain, he helps us a lot," Hernandez said, as reported by Le10Sport.

"And we who speak Spanish, we have a special relationship with him because he speaks Spanish very well. And on the ground, it is an extraordinary player who brings a lot to the club and I think he brings a lot to the national team as well."

De Gea added: "This is our captain, someone who has a lot of personality on and off the field. This is a very important player for us."

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