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Patrice Evra has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United.

The French left-back's previous deal
had been due to expire in June.
Evra, 33, made 45 appearances for
United in all competitions this year
as the Old Trafford club finished
seventh in the league after a
disappointing season under David
The Scot's replacement as manager,
Louis van Gaal, will take charge
after coaching Netherlands at the
World Cup.
United have already lost three
senior players in former captain
Nemanja Vidic, who is to join Inter
Milan, midfielder Ryan Giggs, who
has retired, and defender Rio
Ferdinand, who announced he will
leave the club.
Giggs, 40, ended his playing career
after 24 seasons at United but will
begin a new role as assistant to van
Gaal when the Dutchman takes
Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson from
Monaco for £5.5m in 2006, Evra has
won five Premier League titles,
three League Cups and the
Champions League during his time
at Old Trafford.
The decision to retain Evra, who has
previously served as United captain,
may affect Van Gaal's choice of new
captain, a role for which Wayne
Rooney said he would like to be
considered, despite reports Robin
van Persie would be favoured.
Evra is currently preparing for the
World Cup in Brazil with France,
who face Honduras, Switzerland and
Ecuador in Group E.

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