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Evans: I Want To Be First Name On Team Sheet

Jonny Evans is living the dream at Manchester United, putting in great performances for his boyhood club when called upon and recently signing a new contract which will keep him at the club until he’s at least 26-years-old.

“The contract was a great bonus and I was delighted to sign,” said Evans. “By the end of the four years, I would like to be a regular and one of the first names on the team sheet. It is a big year for me next season because having just signed a new contract the expectations will go up even higher. I am 22 and, having signed that new long term deal, I will no longer be classed as the young lad just coming into the squad. I will have been in the squad for two years and people will be expecting a lot of me. There will also be more competition with Chris Smalling coming to the club. But that is all good. The extra pressure won’t worry me. I put pressure on myself as much as anyone else will. I want to improve and become better so you have to put more pressure on yourself to perform consistently and be a more important figure in the team.”

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  1. chukzy says:

    personaly i feel gibson is poor.all he does is shoot.he has a poor work rate.poor pass,poor speed.poor tackles.i rather prefer anderson

  2. King Eric says:

    chukzy – Yeah because Anderson has a great work rate and is always hitting the net int he? Goals win games my friend.

  3. rooney the new king says:

    King Eric – well fergie has said which I think the rules come in place this season you are limited to a 25 man squad, and if you feel certain players should be given the chance then there are players who will have to be moved on because they maybe blocking the pathway for future united players in the making. I do not think ibson will be loaned out but cleverly will def be loaned out so fergie can see what he truly is like in the premiership, because championship level is nowhere near premiership level.

  4. Callum says:

    If Fergie wants to see what Cleverley’s like in the premiership than he can play him in the fucking premiership

    Gibson’s work-rate is fine to me, not afraid to put in a tackle. Decent passer, just the main problem with him is that if he starts he seems to be knackered after about 70 minutes but that’s normal for a kid not used to playing first team football

  5. Callum says:

    People would think Gibson a better player if he didn’t have that shot on him, because then all the MOTD fans would fuck off with the ‘all he can do is shoot’ nonsense without having watched the kid over the course of 90 minutes

  6. Giles Oakley says:

    Thanks Red Devil and Cantona7. I hope to write something historical again soon. Ages ago I promised to write on The Redemption of Eric Cantona – the story of the 1995-96 season. I really must get down to it. Your kind words are an encouragement.


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