Evra signs one-year contract extension at Man United

ANI| Updated: May 24, 2014, 09:27 AM IST

London: Manchester United player Patrice Evra has reportedly extended his contract at the club by one year, with his previous deal due to expire in June this year.

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.

According to the BBC, the French left-back, who made 45 appearances for United in all competitions this year as the Old Trafford club finished seventh in the Premier League, is currently preparing for the World Cup in Brazil with France, who face Honduras, Switzerland and Ecuador in Group E.

The report mentioned that the decision to retain Evra, who has previously served as United captain, may affect new boss Louis 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.