Manchester United defender Patrice Evra looks set to quit the Premier League champions at the end of the season after suggesting he will not sign a new contract because of “personal reasons”.
Evra was asked whether he was concerned about his contract situation on French football programme, Telefoot, and he replied: “No, not at all (concerned). It is a personal thing.”
“It is not that Manchester United do not want me to sign a new contract. This whole thing is personal.”
“Manchester United would like me to finish my career there, but this is something personal.”
With the 32-year-old poised to end his nine-season journey with the Old Trafford outfit, David Moyes might have to rekindle his interest in Everton left-back Leighton Baines, who he failed to sign last summer.
The Frenchman was not willing to disclose details; nevertheless, he has enjoyed the brighter days of his career in Manchester, winning five league titles and the Champions League.
He has also been summoned to a hearing with the French Football Federation for labeling ex-France international Bixente Lizarazu, who now works as a football pundit, and Luis Fernandez as “tramps” following criticism of his recent performances.
The former Monaco player could be forced to issue a public apology or face disciplinary action ahead of Les Bleus World Cup play-off against Ukraine in November.