Patrice Evra has signed a new one-year contract to stay at Manchester United.

The French international, who joined from Monaco in 2006 for £5.5million, has decided to activate a clause in his contract which gave him the opportunity to sign a new one-year deal if he played a certain amount of games.

A tweet from United's official Twitter account account read: "We can confirm that Patrice Evra has extended his contract at mufc for another year."

With Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand having already left Old Trafford, speculation also linked Evra with a move away from the former Premier League champions. The 33-year old however has decided not to follow in the footsteps of his former teammates and has decided to stay and play under new manager Louis van Gaal.

Evra however may face strong competition of a first team place with the club heavily linked to signing Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.

The Frenchman, who has been captain numerous times for the club, will have to wait to see if he is going to be the captain under the stewardship of Van Gaal or if another player will be given the captaincy.

The left-back is currently with the France squad preparing for the World Cup taking place this summer in Brazil.

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