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Evra Signs New Deal - What A Relief

Though it was reported earlier that Patrice Evra had extended his contract it wasn't official until now.

The Frenchman, one of the best, most consistent United players of the last two seasons, extended his existing contract which were due to expire next year until 2012, ending speculation about a move to Milan or Juventus.

'It's a pleasure and an honour to be part of this fantastic side and to be coached by Sir Alex Ferguson and his staff,' he said.

'United is more than a club - it`s a family I am proud to be a part of and that's why it's always been a first choice for me.

"I declared when I arrived that I was coming here not just to play but to win, and United is the ideal place to realise such a dream.'

'It's a privilege to play in front of our fantastic fans and I'm sure the success we've earned in the last two seasons confirms the history of this club and will be the start of something even more special."


I stated earlier, a few months ago, that Evra's departure would be a disaster for the team; though he's only a left-back, there are few (I can name none) who would be capable of replacing him at United. So I'm relieved that this ended as I was afraid the club might be reluctant to meet Evra's demands - though knowing his modest nature those could not be astronomical.

He often stated that he was waiting for the club after having made his intentions to stay here absolutely clear. There were noises about a possible Bosman move to Milan next season but finally, we can put all these to bed now. Sir Alex, who hasn't enjoyed a very good summer so far, was understandably delighted.

"Patrice has been a key part of the Club`s success in the last two seasons. He's developed into one of the best full-backs in world football and his infectious personality has helped build the incredible team spirit that exists at Old Trafford."

I can only say that a long time has passes since Evra was taken off 45 minutes into his debut at the Massive Club...




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 12 2008

Time: 10:58AM

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5.5 million from Monaco - now he is the best left-back in the world. Great player and a great proffesional, pity i can not say the same for all our players.
united4life
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12/06/2008 11:12:00

True... If only SOME players were a bit more moral and appreciative... No names here:D
alexpant
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12/06/2008 12:23:00

I thought he was excellent for you last season. When he first joined he looked awful.
dazza71
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12/06/2008 15:56:00

Great stuff!
Tosswink
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12/06/2008 16:10:00

Thank *****.That's a great start to the weekend.Happy Days.
java
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12/06/2008 18:09:00

It's only Thursday Java, calm down :)
united4life
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12/06/2008 19:12:00

YES, best left back in world, why isnt he in Frances starting lineup! what idiots
fenton_01
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12/06/2008 20:22:00

Best left-back in the world? Isn`t that going a bit too far?
raaid
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12/06/2008 20:22:00

no its not going to far. hes a great defender and hes a better left winger playing from defence then most natural left wingers. fenton i agree, how abidal is starting for france i will never no.
rooneyisgod
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12/06/2008 20:47:00

the only one that gets close to him is arsenal's gael clichy.
united4life
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12/06/2008 21:19:00

raaid name a better one?
united4life
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12/06/2008 21:19:00

^feckin posts got switched around.
united4life
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12/06/2008 21:20:00

Evra is the best left back in the world and Clichy is a close second. What a bargain he was! Good bit of business that was
ForeverUnited
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12/06/2008 22:38:00

at last a player that wants 2 stay at united happy days
matth01
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13/06/2008 14:40:00

apart from ronaldo who doesnt? take a look at the amount of players weve signed up this year. idiot.
rooneyisgod
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15/06/2008 20:06:00

let ronaldo go! to **** with CR and Real! get the 75M they;re giving and get 2 other superstars and we'll meet up in next year's champions league!
alexpant
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15/06/2008 23:12:00

 

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