International Soccer

Evra inks United extension

Manchester, England ( - Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has signed a one-year contract extension, the club confirmed on Friday.

Evra, 33, made 45 appearances for United in all competitions last season as the Old Trafford club finished seventh in the league after a disappointing season under David Moyes.

Evra's previous deal was set to expire in June and it appeared likely that the French international would not be part of new manager Louis Van Gaal's plans, but Evra will remain at the Theater of Dreams for at least one more season.

United have already lost three senior players in former captain Nemanja Vidic, who will join Inter Milan next season, midfielder Ryan Giggs, who retired to become Van Gaal's assistant and Rio Ferdinand, who announced he will leave the club this summer.

Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson from AS Monaco in 2006 for 5.5 million pounds, Evra has won five Premier League titles, three League Cups and the Champions League during his time at Old Trafford.

05/23 16:22:54 ET

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