Much-loved former Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra could be on his way back to Old Trafford after Juventus confirmed the Frenchman is considering his future.
United are short on options at left-back, with right-back Matteo Darmian having to fill in on his non-preferred side in the absence of Luke Shaw who continues to battle with injuries and form this season and many feel that Evra, a 379-game United veteran, would be the perfect short-term solution.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be offering Evra a chance to return to United in a player-coach capacity, which would see the Frenchman stay on at Old Trafford once he has hung up his boots in a coaching role.
The transfer looked to have taken another step forward after Evra was left out of Juventus’ squad to face Bologna, which Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta confirmed was due to uncertainty surrounding Evra’s future.
“To start with, Evra has not left yet,” he said. “We just mutually agreed that he would not be called up because he wants to consider his future and so it was right to leave him out.
“It’s right that he thinks about his future, also when you consider his age. We will see what his destiny holds next week, but if he does leave we plan on replacing him with players we already have in our squad.
“[Kwadwo] Asamoah has played full-back for a long time, and we also have [Federico] Mattiello.”