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Manchester United's Patrice Evra signs contract extension!!


• New deal commits Evra to United until at least 2014
• 'I have won a lot in five years but I want to win more'

Patrice Evra - Evra signs contract extension  

The Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2014.

The 29-year-old has won three Premier League titles, a European Cup, and three League Cups with United – the last of which he lifted after captaining the team against Aston Villa last year.

"Ever since I arrived at United [in 2006], it's been a dream come true playing here," he said. "The fans, the players, the manager and the staff all work hard to make this club the best in the world.

"I have won a lot in the last five years, but I want to win more and I know that's the mentality of everyone here."

Evra has established himself as one of the world's top left-backs since his £5 million arrival from Monaco in 2006.

He has always been a popular figure amongst the United support and his occasional outbursts - he recently claimed Arsenal was a fabulous "football training centre", but mocked their inability to win trophies - have only reinforced that view.

His links to Monaco will make him a hate figure amongst the Marseille support when United head to the south of France for Wednesday's Champions League encounter against Didier Deschamps' men.

But Sir Alex Ferguson has no fears about Evra handling the abuse and, at a time when the most experienced members of his squad are beginning to end their careers, feels the defender's influence will become more apparent.

"Patrice is unquestionably one of the world's best left-backs," said the Scot. "He has developed into a key character in the dressing room and it is great that he has committed himself to the club.

"His experience and skill will be increasingly important to us."

www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/feb/21/patrice-evra-manchester-united-contract

Manchester United's Anderson may miss two months with knee injury

• Portuguese midfielder may be out until end of April
• Park Ji-sung will miss Champions League game in Marseille

Socccer - FA Cup - Fifth Round - Manchester United v Crawley Town - Old Trafford 

Manchester United are preparing potentially to be without Anderson for the next two months after the Brazilian midfielder suffered his second serious knee injury in the space of a year.

Anderson was hurt during the 1-0 defeat of Crawley Town on Saturday, leading to his substitution at half-time, and the disappointing news that he will almost certainly be out of action until the end of April.

The midfielder has damaged medial ligaments and is having further tests to ascertain whether he may need surgery, almost exactly a year since he suffered cruciate ligament damage in a match against West Ham United. On that occasion he was sidelined for seven months.

Since signing from Porto in 2007, Anderson has struggled at times to justify his €30m price tag but his absence still represents a significant setback for Sir Alex Ferguson at a time when he is already light on midfielders going into the first leg of the Champions League tie against Marseille.

Park Ji-sung will also be absent on the flight to France on Tuesday morning, out for three weeks with a hamstring injury, and Antonio Valencia is roughly the same time away from a first-team return after breaking his leg, and there are serious concerns about whether the luckless Owen Hargreaves will ever be in a condition to play for the club again.

Rafael da Silva, the Brazilian full-back, has needed treatment since the Crawley game, and Rio Ferdinand's participation is far from guaranteed after missing the last three matches with a groin injury. Jonny Evans and Michael Owen are also doubts, though neither would have been in the team anyway.

www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/feb/22/anderson-injury-manchester-united


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