Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra has revealed the mickey-taking this season has gone into overdrive - with gaffer Sir Alex Ferguson leading the way!

"When France lost to Scotland, Sir Alex Ferguson spent the whole week singing La Marseillaise at me," revealed Evra. "My locker then got tagged with 'Kiss My Scottish Arse'! But I didn't say anything. I waited.

"Recently, it's got a little spicy over this France-England match.

"Wayne Rooney told me: 'I'm gonna ask to play down your flank if you get picked, Pat. Just so that I can tackle you.' That's the English spirit - no presents!"

He added: "My first six months here, they didn't get to see the real Evra. Despite that, every time I came on the pitch, I got applause. That gave me strength.

"Now things are much better and now I'm kind of the team DJ. I bring in new tunes and I create special mixes.

"I even introduced the lads to the singer who won the French 'Pop Idol', Christophe Willem - and I've heard our coaches singing the chorus on his biggest hit in French.

"It goes [singing]: 'C'est comme ca, qu'est-ce que j'y peux' (It's just like that, what can you do?)'."