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Not long after signing a one year contract extension, Juventus have approached Manchester United regarding the availability of left back Patrice Evra.
Having signed Luke Shaw, Evra may find himself surplus to requirements with first team starts limited.
At the age of 33 Evra is at the back end of a successful career not without its controversy.
He may prefer to stay loyal to Manchester United in return of the contract extension and furthermore for the club sticking by him through his initial stuttering form,his World Cup antics with France ,and the confrontations with Suarez – however Evra could not be blamed for wanting to finish on a high.
Evra has arguably been United’s most consistent players of the last 5 years, excelling at left back and more recently contributing with some important goals.
Whilst others have been replaced around him he has maintained his importance to the club and formed solid partnerships with whoever plays in front of him in the Manchester United left side of Midfield.
Selling Evra may be the catalyst to set the ball rolling on the overhaul of players which is evidently needed during the transitional Period United is going through. Wolfsburg’s 21 year old Swiss National Ricardo Rodriguez has been linked as a possible replacement.
Further Reports are suggesting that Evra may be used as a break weight to sign Vidal from Juventus after a successful World Cup tournament with Chile; this would no doubt pave over the loss of what was and still is a great Modern day Left Back.
Evra has played 272 games for Manchester United scoring 7 goals in the process; he has won 5 Barclays Premier League titles, 3 league cups, a Champions League and club World cup. Evra was named in the PFA & FIFA World XI in 2009