Patrice Evra recently signed a four year extension on his current deal after being strongly linked with moves abroad.

Evra has struggled this season following a dismal World Cup campaign with France. Suggestions have been made that Sir Alex Ferguson got in touch with Laurent Blanc to ask him to allow Evra back in the France squad, with his performances for United less than impressive.

The Frenchman has today revealed that some of Europe’s best clubs were interested in signing him but the club wouldn’t sell him.

“I signed a four-year contract with the club, and whoever wants to sign me has to go to Ferguson’s office and deal with him directly,” Evra said. “Inter was very interested in me a year ago, as well as Real Madrid. With Inter, there was serious contacts, but United did not want to sell me.”