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Patrice Evra wants French winger at Old Trafford

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Manchester United continued their unconvincing start to the Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Southampton at Old Trafford - a game they really should have put to bed.

It was not just this performance, but for a while now Manchester United have looked in dire need of some creativity, especially with the likes of Ashley Young and Luis Antonio Valencia not performing to the desired level required at United.

It comes as no surprise that almost every week you see wish lists of who Manchester United fans want to see their club sign in the wing position.

One week it's Alexis Sanchez, sometimes the name Angel Di Maria pops up, and now another one has reappeared.

Patrice Evra says his Manchester United side should try and sign Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, knowing they won’t be successful in their chase for the Frenchman.

Of course, this comes due to the friendship between the duo, but that will never be enough to persuade Ribery to leave the best team in Europe for a faltering Manchester United side.

Nevertheless, Evra, who was speaking with French TV, told them that he has tried to convince Ribery to make the switch to Old Trafford on numerous occasions and ‘become the next Eric Cantona’.

He was quoted as saying: “Franck is the best player in the world, it was unfair that he did not get the Ballon d’Or, it is a treat to see him play, when you play with him at the moment is a gift, I am going to ask Moyes to recruit.

“I had already spoken with Ferguson, I so want him to become the new Cantona, but he made his career at Bayern. He hesitated, he was also linked with Real, after Bayern had asked for a large sum, I did everything for him to join me in Manchester, but it did not happen.”

Patrice Evra could now try and nudge David Moyes towards the winger.

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