Old Trafford hero ruled out of international clash.
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been ruled out of France’s friendly with Chile tomorrow night with a knee injury.
The 30-year-old picked up the knock playing for United in the Community Shield against Manchester City last Sunday.
France’s medical staff have now ruled that he cannot play against the South Americans after missing Les Bleus’ training session on Monday.
City new boy, Gael Clichy, has now been called up to replace the Red Devil.
The 26-year-old has won ten senior caps for his country and last featured in the friendly against Croatia in March.
It is not yet known how serious the injury is but it does raise the prospect of the experienced left-back missing the Premier League opener against West Brom on Sunday.
United do have cover for Evra with Fabio da Silva, who came on for Evra at Wembley, ready to step up if needed.
Meanwhile, United target Wesley Sneijder has dropped a hint that he has been talking with club officials about a move from Inter Milan this summer.
Asked if he was keen on a move to Manchester United, Sneijder told the Daily Mirror: “Yes, but nobody has called officially. Maybe there have been unofficial talks.
“The situation is that I am an Inter Milan player, but there’s a chance that I will leave. If something crosses my path, I have enough time to take a decision about it.
“It is down to the club. If a good bid comes in, they have to let me go. They don’t want to lose me but there’s a chance they will.”