Manchester United star Patrice Evra hails Manchester City rival Mario Balotelli as 'great'
Manchester United defender Patrice Evra believes rivals Manchester City will lose a 'great player' if they sell Mario Balotelli.
The two Manchester-based players will meet in an international friendly tonight when Evra's France faces Italy.
Balotelli could be involved for his country despite being dropped by Roberto Mancini for the weekend win over Tottenham, fuelling reports he will be sold back to Italy in the next transfer window.
"Mario is a great player," said Evra. "But it will be Italy and France [on Wednesday], not City and United."