Evra backing Ribery case
Patrice Evra believes compatriot Franck Ribery would be the ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Last Updated: 26/05/09 12:27pm
Patrice Evra believes compatriot Franck Ribery would be the ideal replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo should he ever leave Manchester United.
The Portugal international is a long-term target of Real Madrid, although The Red Devils have always been firm on their stance that the player is staying.
Responding to the continued speculation linking Ronaldo with a move away from Old Trafford, Evra admitted he did not know whether the Portuguese winger would stay or go but did highlight his ideal replacement.
Evra has urged £30million-rated Bayern Munich star Ribery, who has greatly impressed for the Bavarian giants this season, to join The Red Devils should Ronaldo depart.
"Many say Cristiano will leave but only he knows the answer," he told The Sun.
"It's clear a guy like Franck would be the ideal solution for United if Cristiano left.
"Of course I talk to Franck about it, I tell him 'you had better come here'."