Evra looks set to leave, is this Moyes trying to make his mark?

Patrice Evra looks likely to leave Manchester United after a very successful period at the club.

Left-back Patrice Evra is set to leave Manchester United at the end of the season according to a report in The Guardian.

Evra signed for United in 2006 from Monaco and has won several honours at the club including the Premier League on five occasions, three league cups along with the Champions League in 2008.

It has been well documented that the current United manager, David Moyes, would like to have a different left-back to Evra.

Though Evra has captained United and France on several occasions his leadership doesn’t appear to be enough to save him as the Scot looks to move on the old guard at Old Trafford.

Moyes pursued Leighton Baines, the left-back he signed for Everton from Wigan Athletic, in the summer transfer window – whilst there have been several strong links to take Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao on loan.

Whilst Evra still possesses a good attacking threat on the left flank, at times this season he has looked frail defensively, with some wingers able to get in and behind the French international on occasions.

Many commentators and pundits have said that Moyes needs to start building his own team and start removing some members of the squad left to him by Sir Alex Ferguson in order to regenerate the side and to improve on their standing in the league so far this season.

The United manager certainly seems to be trying to stamp his own authority on the club by not offering one of the more senior and most respected player a new deal.

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