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Evra to decide Manchester United future within two weeks

Patrice Evra showing his enjoyment as a Manchester United player against Bayern Munich (©GettyImages)
Patrice Evra showing his enjoyment as a Manchester United player against Bayern Munich (©GettyImages).

Manchester United vice-captain Patrice Evra is set to make a decision on his future at the club within the next two weeks.

The Daily Star reports how the influential defender joined United in 2006 for a transfer fee reported to be around the £5.5 million mark.

He has since been a key player in the title campaigns that followed, showing his worth in the Red Devils set up and, although he had a somewhat difficult time adapting to Premier League life, becoming a permanent fixture in the United back four.

Whilst with the club, Evra has won five Premier League titles, three League Cups, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.

However, this season sees his contract come to an end and the 32-year-old has admitted he is uncertain as to whether or not this is the time to end his United career.

In a recent interview the Frenchman said: "There have been a lot of rumours - am I going or staying.

"At the moment I have not decided anything. My agent will have a meeting with Manchester United and we will see.

"I just want to wait until the end of the season to decide what to do. Everyone knows how much I love this club. It's difficult. The reason is an important reason."

Manchester United have found themselves in a disappointing position in the league this season and, although this would not ultimately effect his decision, Evra is facing the very real prospect of a season without European football if he decides to stay.

Additionally, United find themselves without a manager and this could be a key reason behind Evra wishing to wait before he announces his decision.

What is known is that many United fans would be upset to see such a star man leave their club come the end of the season. Not only has he been an exceptional footballer but, he is also a great character off the pitch.

His passion for the club and respect for the history that is etched into Old Trafford mirrors that of the fans  - he would be sorely missed should he leave Manchester. 

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