France coach Didier Deschamps is happy to have Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra as part of his squad.

There was a push for Evra to be dumped from Les Bleus after the Euros, but Deschamps is a fan.

"The general opinion will always be against him. He knows this, I told him. He cannot do anything about it. He will go to the end of his career with it. He and the others. I told them not to fight against it.

"But I do not lose confidence in Patrice. I knew him when very young. You cannot forget that he's one of those players who plays at a club the level of Manchester United, with 50 matches a season."