Manchester United star open to stay

Patrice Evra (Manchester United)Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra has opened the door to extending his stay at Old Trafford.

The French international’s current contract expires at the end of the season, which has led to rumours that he will be allowed to leave the club for free.

This speculation has been further boosted by United’s pursuit of Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw, who are both seen as ideal long-term replacements by David Moyes.

Ligue 1 duo Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are said to be keen on Evra, and are believed to be ready to lure him back to his homeland.

But, the 32-year-old – who recently hinted that he will leave United at the end of the season – says that he is willing to stay:

“I had a French interview and I said ‘It’s personal’ meaning ‘I don’t want to talk about it’,” he is quoted by The Mirror.

“And then they say ‘I will leave’. Maybe some people [outside] want me to leave the club but that’s not the case.

“I will answer if somebody wants to talk about my contract because I think it ends after this year.

“But then they have to talk with Manchester United and my agent. Me? I love this club so much.

“The only thing I can say is it [the French interview] was a big misunderstanding.”

Despite this, United are expected to up their pursuit of a new left-sided defender in January.

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