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French football gangs up on Man Utd hero Evra: The Windbag

French football is ganging up on Manchester United favourite Patrice Evra.

Evra skippered France during their disastrous World Cup campaign last summer. He also got a five-game ban for his part in the team going on strike. He has since been recalled, but stripped of the captaincy.

However the 30-year-old sparked outrage before Friday's win over Albania.

He boasted: "It's not easy to replace Patrice Evra as captain. People criticise me, but I'm hard to replace."

Ex-Marseille boss Rolland Courbis fumed: "I've nicknamed Evra The Windbag - the moment a microphone appears, he hogs it."

Former Paris St Germain coach Luis Fernandez said: "Evra is tired to the point of being burnt out."

Louis Nicollin, president of Ligue 1 club Montpellier, raged: "Who the hell does Evra think he is? I wouldn't have him at my club if he was offered for free."

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