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Manchester United Defender Patrice Evra Visits Taronga Zoo In Sydney (PICTURES)

Patrice Evra's place in the Manchester United starting XI could be under threat this coming season, but the fans' favourite looked carefree as he enjoyed an afternoon at Sydney's Taronga Zoo.

New United manager David Moyes failed with a £12 million bid for Everton left-back Leighton Baines last month, as measures are made to belatedly address Evra's post-World Cup regression.

Thirty-two-year-old Evra, whose contract with United expires next year, was on reliably good form though, as he basked in the glow of Australia's most populous city.

The Frenchman was joined by United youngster Jesse Lingard, experiencing his first pre-season tour with the club.

United play an A-League XI on Saturday, a week after their 1-0 defeat to the Singha All-Stars in Bangkok.

Youngster Jesse Lingard observes some koalas

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