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Evans: I Was Too Honest In The Summer

After Wes Brown and John O’Shea were sold in the summer, Jonny Evans had a wake up call, and admitted he might only have one more season left at the club if he didn’t improve on his 2010-2011 form.

When Nemanja Vidic got injured in December it should have ended United’s title hopes. The fact that United have the best defensive record in the league this season, conceding just five more goals than City, speaks volumes about the way he has played with Rio Ferdinand.

Evans has expressed his delight at his improving form and acknowledges maybe he shouldn’t have been so honest at the start of the season.

“Maybe I was too honest and shouldn’t have said that,” he told the official website. “But that was an honest opinion of myself, I guess. Every player goes through that. It was up to me to find a way to get through it. It was a challenge for me and everybody needs to be challenged. You either rise to it or you don’t, and if you don’t then you don’t deserve to be at a club like Manchester United. Those are the sorts of challenges everybody here faces – when that happens it’s up to you to try and raise your game and get back into the team.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Dazbomber says:

    Albert Ross- Ha Halibut Cross, love it

  2. Jeet says:

    @wiuru: Sorry, pal – but I cannot be a neutral when the bluescum are playing a CL final… :(

  3. Clint-Iamyourpapii says:

    Jupp I am a virgin….like the virgin mary. I make love through immaculate ejaculation.


  4. Jeet says:

    Come again? ;)

  5. Redbilly says:

    Daily mail p 72

    Mario and his brother in identical clothes and dyed Mohicans . What a sight , city must be so proud.

  6. Sandeep1878 says:


    the joke is over? ;)

  7. Costas says:

    Eventually, Mourinho will become the only manager in history to lift the European Cup with 3 different teams. Maybe he’s destined to do it as our manager…

  8. CedarsDevil says:


    You forgot to add ‘God forbid’ at the end of your post!

  9. Jeet says:

    4 more days to go…

  10. samuel - united WE stand says:

    That eden hazard goals record is impressive. 109 so far for lille and bountiful of assists to add. He’s simply a match winner and you never have enough of those in your team. His dribbling ability, technical skills, touch and awareness are all top notch. He’ll cost an absolute bomb but he’ll improve this united team in a creative sense but strengthening in other places is also required. i’d assume a lot more teams will scramble for his signature. If FERGIE wants him, he better have had an agreement in place or another long drawn saga commences.

  11. CedarsDevil says:


    Fuck off, I had it in my mind that its only 2 days to go!

  12. Costas says:


    Hey, if it’s destiny you can’t fight it. ;) :lol:

  13. samuel - united WE stand says:

    I think i meant 46goals, giving him more eulogy than he actually deserves ha. Anyway this is probably another non story by the daily mirror. one quote and they drag it on like he will definitely arrive.

  14. CedarsDevil says:

    Sammy Sam Samuel

    What position does Hazard play in exactly? Never seen him in action to be honest so I am clueless!

  15. CedarsDevil says:


    Trust me mate, I will fight it!! Remember my swim and walk promise?

  16. Costas says:


    Heh, I know you will mate. Personally speaking, he wouldn’t be my first choice. But I have a feeling that that’s who Fergie has suggested as his successor.

  17. Albert Ross says:

    Clint’s Papii

    Good day! I know it is just a bit of fun, and you mean no harm. However, it’s not as funny for those who’s beliefs are trampled in the process. There are millions of devout catholics that support and love United as much as those fans who’s religious beliefs differ from theirs. The Virgin Mary is as sacred to them as any deity you care to mention is sacred to those who believe.

    No harm meant, I am sure. Likewise, the spirit of this message is to make people happy.

    ps To any other readers of this comment. Do not rebuke me for this message, it is not for you.
    Clint’s Pappi and I are well able to reach fair resolution in this currently minor matter. Thanks.

  18. LeboFan says:

    I think it’s time I stop lurking around and start actually commenting. But for now, pointless comment is pointless. Hello ladies and gentle men.

  19. Marq says:

    Prove people wrong by doing it on Monday please

  20. MG says:

    Yep that’s smartalex


    Good Morning Manchester United



  21. WillieRedNut says:

    NBI doesn’t like this smartalex character. :shock: What one is he talking about, though? ;)

  22. Albert Ross says:

    onions are red, violets are blue,
    smartalex hatred, just like sachu.

    if rhyme is a crime well then I’m doing time
    but verse is not worse than the curse you immerse

    your game is to blame still the same taking aim
    show no class, truth is sparse, just the farce from your arse


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