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Evans: Eboue Abuse A One-Off… Fans Love Players Really

Dimitar Berbatov is set to be on the receiving end of a lot of abuse at the weekend, as United make the journey to the capital to take on Tottenham Hotspur, our striker’s former club.

The fans were not impressed with his desire to leave relegation-battlers for the Champions of England and Europe, and will let him know just how unimpressed they are.

Jonny Evans, who is now happy with his place at the club, has spoken out about the relationship between players and fans ahead of the Spurs game.

In Arsenal’s narrow 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic last weekend, Emanuel Eboue was on the receiving end of some abuse from his own fans, following a woeful performance for the Gunners. Subbed on with half an hour played, he was then subbed off for Silly before the final whistle, which was met with a sarcastic cheer. He had been booed for every mistake he made, of which there were many, as the clock was running down.

“I don’t think the abuse players receive is that bad,” said Evans. “I think that was a one-off between Eboue and the Arsenal fans.”

Evans knows Berbatov will be booed far more heartily than Eboue was by the home fans on Saturday, but thinks our forward will enjoy it.

“I think he will relish it,” Evans added. “He is the type of player who will enjoy the attention around him, and hopefully he will be one of our big players, and will go back and do the business for us.”


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4 Comments

  1. Pi says:

    Well… not sure about Berba enjoying it… hopefully he’ll do a Ronny and channel the abuse into his best performance for us so far!

    My only concern is that the absue is not as bad as the kind that Sol Campbell’s received recently.

    Hope Carrick’s back for the game… Fletch and Carrick, and Scholes on at half-time… we should control the middle pretty well.

  2. perkythered says:

    Maybe they’ll do what the ‘ammers did for tevez after he left them: cheer him so – that he’s too embarassed to play well!
    But somehow i doubt it….
    …And hope not…

  3. Primachenko says:

    manutd.com is reporting that berbatov might not play tomorrow.

  4. Jonny says:

    Spuds fans who think they’re a big club and can’t understand why their most talented player wants to play in the Champions League will probably spend the whole match on Berbatov’s back.

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