“I Love United”: Evra Denies Speculations He Wants to Quit Old Trafford.

Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has said it is wrong to believe he wants to leave Old Trafford.

Stories emerged during the week suggesting the French left-back would not sign an extension to his contract, which expires in the summer following an interview aired on French football programme Telefoot.

In the interview, the 32-year-old cited “personal reasons” for his position, which many believed to be an end his nine seasons journey with the Old Trafford outfit and possibly a return back to the Ligue 1.

Patrice Evra celebrates Wayne Rooney's Goal in a Champions League Match.
Patrice Evra celebrates Wayne Rooney’s Goal in a Champions League Match.

“The problem with me is I don’t read the papers so I don’t know what people are saying about me. I did an interview in France and I said it was personal, meaning I don’t want to talk about it” Evra said, when asked on MUTV about his contract situation.

“Maybe some people [outside] want me to leave the club but that’s not the case.

“I haven’t seen what people are saying but the thing is if someone wants to talk about my contract, which is ending after this year, they have to talk to Manchester United and with my agent.

“Me? I love this club (Manchester United) so much. “The only thing I can say is it [the French interview] was a big misunderstanding.”

Evra has also been cleared by 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.