Manchester United star activates contract clause

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Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is reported to have activated a clause in his contract that will earn him an extension, although the France international has yet to decide if he will remain at Old Trafford.

According to the Sunday Times, there is a stipulation written into Evra’s three-year deal that he would see the contract extended if he made 25 appearances during its final season. Evra has achieved this already this term, having started all but one of the club’s 26 Premier League games.

Evra currently earns £6 million-a-year with Manchester United and can expect to continue to receive a similar salary were he to accept the new terms, although the left-back may choose to leave the club at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old’s un-extended contract expires in the summer and he retains the right to pursue a free transfer away from Manchester United, with links to both Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco having persisted.

His departure had initially appeared to be almost certain given the pursuit of Leighton Baines but, with the England international having committed to Everton, Evra’s future with Manchester United has a more positive outlook.

David Moyes has become increasingly impressed by the veteran Frenchman during his tenure with the club, and seemingly values him more highly now than he had when initially succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson.

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