Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Rebuilding Continues - Evra Signs

Rebuilding Continues - Evra Signs

Patrice Evra has come through his medical and signed a three-and-a-half year deal with United.


United are thought to have paid Monaco around £5million for the 24-year-old, who should now go straight into Sir Alex Ferguson's squad for Wednesday night's Carling Cup tie with Blackburn at Ewood Park.

Evra, who will be handed the vacant squad number three, is also capable of operating in midfield, United see their most recent purchase mainly as a left-back.

It is a position they have had trouble filling since Gabriel Heinze ruptured cruciate ligaments in September.

With Heinze out for the remainder of the season, Evra will be given the opportunity to make a defensive slot his own and try to push himself forward for a recall into the French World Cup squad this summer.

The Under-21 international won the last of his five senior caps in 2002, since when he has been ignored by France coach Raymond Domenech.

Ferguson: 'He is a good age and he is still developing as a player, which is always exciting. We have been monitoring him all season and it is fantastic that he is joining Manchester United.'

Inter Milan were also interested in landing the Senegal-born player, who joined Monaco from Nice in 2002.

However, Red Devils chief executive David Gill flew to the principality to clinch the deal on Thursday evening.





Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:Cantona
Date:Tuesday January 10 2006
Time: 12:48PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Transfer Target Headed to London?

Somebody who has been mentioned in despatches as a possible / probable transfer target for Manchester United this summer, could be bound for England but not Manchester.

Juventus Interested in Buying Fellaini

Lurking in the pages of a popular tabloid publication is the insinuation that a Manchester United midfielder is a transfer target for a top Italian club.

Transfer Windows To End Early?

The Premier League and the EFL will both be seeking thoughts from member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in coming years.

Shortlist For UEFA Player Of The Year - 2016/17

The shortlist for the UEFA Player of the Year award for 2016/17 has now been drawn up by a panel of 80 coaches and 55 journalists.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v West Ham (h)
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea11%
Valencia0%
Bailly0%
Jones0%
Blind0%
Matic57%
Pogba7%
Mata1%
Rashford5%
Lukaku5%
Mkhitaryan5%
Martial8%
Fellaini1%
Lingard0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.emmillin4
2.Amb.Whoknows4
3.ambler3
4.ForeverUnited2
5.mad_manu1
6.Baklay371
Vital Football Comment