Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Evra ends Manchester United stay with £1.2m Juventus switch

Patrice Evra has left Manchester United and joined Juventus
Patrice Evra has left Manchester United and joined Juventus

Patrice Evra has joined Juventus from Manchester United for a fee that could rise to £1.5m, the Serie A club has announced. The 33-year-old France international has signed a two-year contract with the Italian champions after ending his eight-and-a-half year stint at Old Trafford.

A Juventus statement read: "Juventus football club can announce that Patrice Evra has signed a two-year contract with the club after a fee of £1.2million, to be paid in two separate instalments, was agreed with Manchester United.

"A further payment of £300,000 will be made to Manchester United in the event of Juventus qualifying for the 2015-16 Champions League."

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney is determined to make a good impression on Louis van Gaal during United's tour of the United States.

Van Gaal has been assessing his players since arriving in Los Angeles on Friday night.

The new United boss wants to streamline his squad by the start of the season and although it would be a huge shock if he decided to dispense with Rooney, the striker still has a lot to prove to the Dutchman.

After a lacklustre World Cup, Rooney will be determined to show he still has what it takes to cut it at the top level, and he will also be trying to stake his claim for the United captaincy, which is vacant following the departure of Nemanja Vidic.

"We have to go out there and show what we can do and show every day in training what different qualities we have as players and a team," the United striker said.

"Everyone wants to impress a new manager and that's what we're aiming to do."

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