• Premier League

Evra won't wait for Van Gaal

ESPN staff
May 11, 2014
Patrice Evra has reportedly decided to join Nemanja Vidic at Inter Milan © PA Photos

Patrice Evra is likely to have played his last game for Manchester United and could be set to join departing team-mate Nemanja Vidic at Inter Milan.

According to the Telegraph, the Italian club have finalised a deal for left-back Evra, who is out of contract this summer. United had the option to re-sign Evra, who could also have triggered a new deal at Old Trafford by making a certain number of appearances, but it is believed he has decided to move on even before prospective new manager Louis van Gaal is confirmed.

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Ryan Giggs, who finished his four-game stint as interim manager after United's trip to St Mary's, is is another one may be missing from United's playing squad next season but he is thought to be in the running to be named as Van Gaal's No.2, with former United coach Rene Meulensteen also linked to the role.

The 40-year-old added to doubts over his future at United after their 3-1 win over Hull but, following the stalemate in Southampton, believes the club will announce their new manager next week and says he is keeping all his options open.

Asked if he was any closer to knowing his immediate future, Giggs said: "No, I'm not really. I'll decide within the next week. I think the managerial situation will be sorted out in the next week. [I'll] think of my own position and decide what I am going to do.

"Whether to play on or not. Whether to stay on at the staff, what position that is going to be. Whether I take a year off from football. These are the options, these are the decisions I have to make.

"All the options are open to me. I've been quite open with you. I'll look at everything. I might have to do it quick if a new manager is appointed.''

Shortly before his final game in charge, Giggs revealed he had been involved in preparations for next season with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward seeking his advice on transfer targets.

Giggs said: "Ed has asked at different times 'what do you think about this' or 'what do you think about that'. That is part of my job as I see them day-in day-out."

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