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Evans: Challenge What United Is All About

Despite rumours linking him with a move away from the club, particularly after the arrival of defender Phil Jones, Jonny Evans has claimed he up for the challenge of working for his place in the team.

“I have always thought that being at a club like Manchester United, if you can’t accept a challenge of someone wanting your spot, you don’t deserve to be here,” he said. “That is what Manchester United is all about. You are constantly being tested. It is down to you, whether you are good enough, or whether you are putting the effort in to play for the first team.”

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  1. willierednut says:

    Pay over 20 million, for him to be a backup? Seems unlikely.

  2. willierednut says:


    The modern man lol.

  3. King Eric says:

    willie – Alright pal. Yes indeed. I am the modern man. Thats what Mandy Henry said mate. Cannot see it. I thought it was confirmed that De Gea was gonna get number one.

  4. willierednut says:

    Mandy must be confused KE.

  5. YorYor says:

    wayne, if the club ever leaked the news, or gave a slight indication, that Jonny Evans was available, betcha teams will come knocking.

    They are all young, and are bound to hit a sticky patch some time in their careers. No defender doesn’t.
    We have plenty of “2nd seasoners” this time round, really hope we don’t see anyone jumping on Smalling or Hernandez if they suffer even a small blip.

  6. scan74 says:

    Great attitude shown by Jonny think hes a really good defender had a bit of a rough time last year granted and came in for way 2 much stick in my opinion

    if he can get back 2 the standards he showed in his first season we have another top defender in our ranks

    big season for the lad hope he does well

  7. RJ says:

    He is and always will be a good defender, he just needs to get over his jitters. This WILL come with age and selling him would be a massive mistake in my opinion!
    Also, he’d be a beast as a defensive back, use the twins against weaker/mid teams and him and Evra for difficult away games.

  8. sahil says:

    i see him as our future wes brown..


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