A few months ago, Patrice Evra praised Manchester United fans for sticking by the team even after bad results. When Liverpool drew 0-0 at home to West Ham, the scousers booed their team off the pitch, whilst following our 4-1 defeat at home to Liverpool, the fans who remained sang and applauded the players off the field.

Following a shock result against Nigeria yesterday, losing 1-0 in a friendly, the French players were booed and jeered by their fans.

Evra has again compared the fans of the national team to fans at his club, claiming he wishes they behaved like us.

“I am disappointed with the behaviour of those so-called fans,” said Evra. “They should be supporting their team instead of whistling. Manchester lost a big game at Old Trafford against Liverpool 4-1, however the fans still applaud us off the field. They understand there are off days in a football team’s life. After that defeat we won the league.”