Patrice Evra signs new Manchester United deal
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has put pen to paper on a contract extension to keep him at Old Trafford until 2014 - and remains as hungry as ever for medals.
The 29-year-old has already helped United land three Premier League titles, a Champions League, plus three League Cups - the last of which he lifted after skippering the team to victory over Aston Villa last year.
And, with his future now secure, Evra is adamant his desire for silverware has not been satisfied yet.
"Ever since I arrived at United, it's been a dream come true playing here," he said.
"The fans, the players, the manager and the staff all work hard to make this club the best in the world.
"I have 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 has established himself as one of the world's top left-backs since his £5million arrival from Monaco in 2006.
He has always been a popular figure amongst the United support and his occasional bizarre outbursts - he recently claimed Arsenal was a fabulous football centre but mocked their inability to win trophies - have only reinforced that view.
His links to Monaco will make him a hate figure amongst the Marseille support when United head to the south of France for Wednesday's Champions League encounter with Didier Deschamps' men.
But Sir Alex Ferguson has no fears about Evra handling the abuse and, at a time when the most experienced members of his squad are beginning to end their careers, reckons the defender's influence will become more apparent.
"Patrice is unquestionably one of the world's best left-backs," said the Scot.
"He has developed into a key character in the dressing room and it is great that he has committed himself to the club.
"His experience and skill will be increasingly important to us."
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