France coach Deschamps: Man Utd's Evra knows he'll always be hate-figure

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

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."

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