Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra admits he's a big fan of Olympique Lyon striker Karim Benzema.

Benzema struck in Wednesday's 1-1 draw with United and Evra said: "Benzema still isn't as well known on the European stage as he is in France, even if Ferguson warned us about him.

"Here, in the build-up to his goal, he showed he is very strong.

"We don't want to build him up too much in the hope he keeps his feet on the ground but, after (Zinedine) Zidane, he will be one of the great French footballers."