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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s defence

RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s defence

RoM will be rating the performances of our players a position at a time, starting today with the defenders. For all the criticism they have received this season, it’s worth pointing out that only Chelsea (32), Southampton (33), and Arsenal (36) conceded fewer goals than United (37) this season. However, when you consider that David [...]

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PICTURE: Holden discusses bans for spitting

PICTURE: Holden discusses bans for spitting

Stuart Holden has reacted to the debate surrounding Jonny Evans’ six match ban for spitting. The former Bolton player essentially had his career ended by Evans thanks to a reckless challenge. Evans was given a three man ban for that. RoM asked the question earlier about what Holden would make of Evans’ ban. Now we [...]

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What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

On March 19th 2011, Manchester United took on Bolton at Old Trafford, with just nine games of the Premie League season remaining. We were three points clear of Arsenal, but they had a game in hand, so this match was a must win. Ideally, we could have done with quite a few goals too because [...]

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Jonny Evans banned for SIX games

The FA have confirmed that Jonny Evans will serve a six game ban for spitting at Papiss Cisse in United’s 1-0 win over Newcastle this week. It is likely that Evans will appeal the decision, given he has claimed he’s innocence but will probably get an extra game for making a “frivolous” appeal. ———— Made [...]

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POLL: Do you think Evans will face ban?

Manchester United’s Jonny Evans denies FA charge in relation to incident involving Papiss Cisse. Independent Regulatory Commission hearing tonight, decision expected tomorrow [Saturday]. ———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan [...]

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POLL: Is spiting twice as bad as violent conduct?

Jonny Evans has been charged by the FA for spitting at Papiss Cisse and he has until tomorrow to respond. If he is found guilty, FA disciplinary guidelines say that he should be banned for six games, twice as long as a player guilty of violent conduct. Evans released a statement this morning, before he [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 3-1 Burnley as under-par Reds move up to third in the Premier League

Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 to move back up to third place in the Premier League table. An unusual brace from centre back Chris Smalling and a Robin Van Persie penalty sent an extremely under par United above Southampton, who were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham. Louis Van Gaal opted [...]

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Evans: We should have beaten Villa

Manchester United draw 1-1 with Aston Villa yesterday after Radamel Falcao equalised following a first half goal from Christian Benteke. Jonny Evans, who was at fault for the Villa goal, has spoken of the team’s frustration at not getting all three points in a game that they dominated. We felt we should have gone on [...]

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Evans: Don’t know what to do about these freak injuries

Manchester United have suffered from more injuries than any other club in the league this season, particularly in defence. Jonny Evans has revealed they are unsure what to do about these “freak injuries”. Players don’t get injured on purpose. There have been injuries with the odd hamstring or groin, there have been quite a few [...]

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Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

Why Rooney won’t Wayne on my parade

It was bound to happen. It always does with a new relationship. The first few months are like a fairytale, they draw you in and fill you with hope and before you know it you’re swept into a whirlwind romance showing no signs of letting up. It wasn’t like this last time around. The last [...]

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Jonny Evans – The Frank de Boer of Belfast

Jonny Evans – The Frank de Boer of Belfast

It’s been a quietly remarkable couple of years for Jonny Evans. Following the departures of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, he is now the most senior and dependable central defender at Manchester United; quite the turnaround for a player who was all but written off by those too impatient or pessimistic to give youth a [...]

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Evans: I grew up supporting Fergie’s teams

Jonny Evans has talked about how it feels to be a Manchester United fan playing for the club. Having first been spotted by United when he was 9-years-old and having a room covered in United posters, Evans talks about the responsibility he feels every time he wears the shirt. “When you look back at the [...]

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Evans: Hard to put in to words what United means to me

Jonny Evans is a lifelong Manchester United fan and as a kid was fairly fanatical about the club, with his bedroom kitted out in United stuff. “My first recollections of Manchester United would be going way back, probably in my granny’s house having these little figures of United players,” he told the official site. “Even [...]

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VIDEO: Evans’ individual highlights vs Real Sociedad

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LIVE BLOG: David Moyes press conference – Fergie’s book, Rooney and Evra’s comments

———— Made in Manchester is available for just £3. Some of the best football writers take a player each, from Sir Bobby Charlton to Ryan Giggs, George Best to David Beckham, Duncan Edwards to Paul Scholes, and many more, with 30 articles in total. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic [...]

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