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Evra: I want to stay at United

ESPN staff
October 26, 2013
Patrice Evra says he "loves" Manchester United © Getty Images

Patrice Evra has backtracked over his comments about looking to leave Manchester United at the end of the season.

Evra was quoted in the French press as saying he is ready to quit Old Trafford when his contract expires this summer.

However he now claims he was "misunderstood" and says he is hoping to stay at United.

"The problem with me is I don't read the papers so I don't know what people are saying about me," Evra told MUTV. "I had a French interview and I said: 'It's personal' meaning 'I don't want to talk about it'.

"Maybe some people [outside] want me to leave the club but that's not the case. I will answer if somebody wants to talk about my contract because I think it ends after this year but then they have to talk with Manchester United and my agent. Me? I love this club so much.

"The only thing I can say is it [the French interview] was a big misunderstanding."

Evra's future at United was unclear in the summer, with chief executive Ed Woodward recently admitting they had made Everton left-back Leighton Baines their top transfer target.

Evra had said to Telefoot: "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."

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