Manchester United have agreed a new one-year deal with Patrice Evra that will see him remain at Old Trafford until next summer.
United have lost much experience throughout the squad with a major overhaul expected this summer under the guidance of Louis van Gaal. However, it seems that the Dutchman sees the value of Evra's experience at Old Trafford.
Evra has won everything at United since signing from Monaco in 2006 and formed part of United's formidable backline, which also bolstered Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand. The frenchman is a fan's favourite and has captained the side on plenty of occasions.
The French international is coming into the twilight of a glittering career and many will be delighted to see him return to Old Trafford next season for one more year following a World Cup campaign.
It is being widely reported that United have agreed a deal to bring in Luke Shaw in a deal that will make the teenager the most expensive teenager in the Premier League.
However, it seems the Old Trafford hierarchy can see the importance of having Evra around the dressing room. Not only have United lost Vidic and Ferdinand, but Ryan Giggs will no longer be part of the playing staff making Evra one of United's longest standing players.
United's new era will be spearheaded by the exciting teenage talents of Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson, who both burst on the scene this season, but Evra, will be key in guiding those around him, having been there and done it all before.
He has won five Premier League medals, along with the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup in 2008. Perhaps he will add to his impressive repertoire of achievements under the managements team of Van Gaal and Giggs.
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