West Ham sign former United full back Evra on short-term contract

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Evra has been a free agent since November, when he was released by Marseilles after attempting to kick a supporter before a Europa League game in Portugal.

"The defeat at Brighton was frustrating, particularly as they had got themselves back into the match and appeared to be in the ascendancy before the break".

The 19-year-old has been touted as one of the best midfielders of his generation which has ignited interests from Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

He will be reunited with David Moyes with whom he of course worked with during the Scots ill fated spell in charge at Old Trafford.

West Ham have completed the signing of social media hero Patrice Evra, snapping up the former Manchester United left-back until the end of the season.

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7- Patrice Evra is expected to sign for West Ham on Wednesday, according to reports. The Frenchman still has an abundance of quality, he lifted the Premier League title five times during his eight years at United, also winning the Champions League.

West Ham, meanwhile, have confirmed that Pedro Obiang has undergone successful surgery to repair the tear he suffered to his medial collateral ligament.

The Mirror reported that the 25-year-old Brazilian has caught the eye of the Liverpool hierarchy who are keen to bring him to Anfield at the end of the season.

"I'm really happy to be a Hammer, to be back in the Premier League. You don't realise how lucky you are and just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new teammates made me smile!"

Well, it's good to see he is sticking to his morals; Evra is not 32... he is 36! He was axed by the Ligue One following a physical altercation with one of the club's supporters.

West Ham currently sit 12 in the Premier League table, just three points ahead of Huddersfield in 19. Evra joins an aging defense that also includes Pablo Zabaleta (33) and Jose Fonte (34).