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Evra signs new United deal

Patrice Evra has signed a new Manchester United contract.

The left-back's deal was due to expire next month, but a 12-month extension will keep him at Old Trafford into a 10th year.

Evra was linked with a return to previous club Monaco during the final months of David Moyes' reign, and United recently tabled a 27m bid for Southampton's Luke Shaw.

But the 33-year-old, who was bought in the 2006 January transfer window, has chosen not to follow Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic out of the club.

And he will now form part of Louis van Gaal's first United squad.

A tweet from United's official Twitter account account read: "We can confirm that Patrice Evra has extended his contract at mufc for another year."