Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been advising France team-mate Franck Ribery to join him at Old Trafford next season.

Responding to the continued speculation linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the club, full-back Evra admitted he did not know whether the Portuguese winger would stay or go but did highlight a ready-made replacement.

Ribery has been in scintillating form for a struggling Bayern Munich side this year and is sure to attract plenty of interest in the summer.

And Evra would be happy for the Red Devils to lead the way.

Evra told The Sun: “Many say Cristiano will leave but only he knows the answer.

“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’.”

(Soccer365.com)