Many had sensed Patrice Evra’s Old Trafford career would come to an end this summer, but the final nail in the coffin has undoubtedly been the appointment of David Moyes.
The 32 year old’s game has been slowly declining for some time, suggesting the Red Devils would source an adequate replacement this summer.
Enter David Moyes, whom previously worked with the best attacking left-back in the Premier League at former club Everton in Leighton Baines.
The England international recorded five goals and five assists last season, whilst he was also the top flight’s most creative player, according to OPTA.
He also has a good few years left in the tank, unlike the Frenchman.
The United gaffer made a £14million bid for Baines a few weeks ago, but Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright stands firm with his valuation of £18million.
Either way, it seems only a matter of time before Baines turns up at Carrington, usurping Evra’s spot in the United starting XI.
The France international has already spoke of his discontent in Moyes’ pursuit of his former employee, and is expected to return to France before the end of the summer.
Tax-free Monaco are interested in re-signing the defender, having sold him to the Red Devils for £5.5million in 2006.