Manchester United

No contract renewals for Manchester United duo

evra1ESPN have news that we have been expecting here in the Football Transfer Tavern.

The publication have reported that Manchester United have chosen not to renew the contracts of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra while they search for David Moyes’ successor.

Of course, as our punters note, that is not really surprising given both are thought to be two of the key players that made life difficult for former manager Moyes, and aimed to undermine him throughout his reign at the club.

Given United are now under the stewardship of interim manager Ryan Giggs, who will not be given the position on a permanent basis, it seems that all the major decisions the club will be taking in terms of contact renewals or even bringing in new players will rest with the board.

Of course, as one of our punters claim over a pint, it works both ways, with the duo also able to move on to another club should they choose to do so before the club have a chance to get the managerial situation sorted out.

However, as we are reminded by our landlord, Rio Ferdinand has already noted that he wants to carry on his career and indeed stay at the club.

With Moyes now having left Old Trafford, does this mean Evra could well see a prolonged future within Manchester? Let us know your thoughts below.

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