Patrice Evra has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 2014.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson had suggested on Friday there was ‘nothing to report’ following rumours that Evra was about to sign a new long-term contract.
However, the club has confirmed the full-back has ended any doubts about his future by accepting an extension.
“Ever since I arrived at United, it’s been a dream come true playing here,” Evra told the club’s official website.
“The fans, the players, the manager and the staff all work hard to make this club the best in the world.
“I’ve 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 had been linked with a summer move to Real Madrid and Ferguson is delighted to have retained the services of the defender.
Ferguson said: “Patrice has developed into a key character in the dressing room.
“It’s great that he’s committed himself to Manchester United. His experience and talent will be increasingly important to us.”