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

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

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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