Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson praised Patrice Evra for the way he handled a hostile Olympique Marseille crowd last night.

As a former Monaco player, Evra was always likely to be targeted by the Marseille fans.

However, his involvement in the World Cup strike wrangle made him public enemy number one.

"I expected it - and so did Patrice," said Ferguson.

"But he wasn't affected by it and he put in a strong performance. I had no worries about that."

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