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Evra hits the boos
Patrice Evra has been told to expect a red-hot reception on his first match in France since he led a national team revolt. Evra, who is today set to sign a new three-and-a-half-year deal with Manchester United, will walk into the Stade Velodrome on Wednesday night to face Marseille. And Marseille’s legendary former captain and coach Jean Fernandez, now boss at Auxerre, says: “This will be his first game in France since the World Cup and the crowd are certainly going to be booing him.”
Crawley Town boss Steve Evans is after a re-match against United this summer in a pre-season friendly, according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Marseille’s weekend win over St-Etienne came at a price as star striker Andre-Pierre Gignac suffered an injury that will rule him out of Wednesday’s Champions League tie. Fellow forwards Loic Remy and Brandao also picked up knocks.
The Daily Star follows up Sunday’s reports by claiming that Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a move for £35million-rated Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Luka Modric.