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Evans: Kids Put Pressure On Us

Jonny Evans is the latest to praise our young team, claiming that, even at just 23-years-old, there is pressure from the younger members of the squad on players like him.

“It is weird,” he said. “It is hard to believe Phil Jones is only 19. Chris Smalling is 21. David de Gea is 20. We have the Da Silva brothers. The average age against Tottenham was 23. I was just over on months. It has given the young players an incentive to step up to the mark. You cannot be a kid anymore and sit back and let things happen. You have to stamp your authority on 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. Mes says:


    Heartfelt thanks right at you my fellow red blooded buddy!


  2. wayne says:

    @Mes laptop ADTHE always shows Utd game,if you’re looking for a pub do a google search it’ll give you a list of pubs showing football in the city,make sure you type in soccer

  3. smartalex says:

    “Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra was fortunate not to have broken his ankle whilst being on the wrong end of this tackle while playing for france versus Romania in mid-week.” Video:

  4. AnomanderRake says:


    In New York, a pub called Nevada Smiths is the best place to catch any game.

    Its definitely the best place for United games.

    74 3rd Ave
    (between 11th St & 12th St)
    New York, NY 10003

    You wont regret it.

  5. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Welcome to Jamrock !

    My Favourite in recent times is

    Oh to Win it again, I would give a an arm and an aye. ;)

  6. MG says:

    She may be rich hot and sexy but she ain’t driving a car for 19 months

    She can drive other things

    Of course ;)


  7. FletchTHEMAN says:

    All the matches should be on FoxSoccer although some get shunted to ESPN2.
    Most sports bars will have access but you might need to ask them to put it up if there isn’t a group watching.

    I will be in LA most of the year before heading back to Europe next year. If you are in west la you can drop a line and we can try to hook up.
    As in most US cities, most games are up in the irish and english style pubs. Ye Olde Kings Head pub in SantaMonica is one of many. Here is a link I just found.

  8. MG says:

    Talking about watching United…

    Anyone from Melbourne could you please let this United fan know where to watch his team between the 24th of October to the 1 November because I am going down under mate strewth yeah :lol:

    And of course I await with great anticipation to learn from my good friend Dave Malaysia where I could watch United in Kuala Lumpur ;) 1 November – 5 November

    I’m coming DM I’m coming!


  9. wayne says:

    I knew Georgie needed a spanking for something

  10. smartalex says:

    “Scunthorpe United have signed teenage Manchester United reserve keeper Sam Johnstone on a month’s loan, with an option of extending the deal”

  11. CedarsDevil says:

    wayne – lol must be something with the name Georgie, both Thompson and Bingham could do with a spanking and if I am really pushed I might oblige!

  12. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Tyler Blackett and Keane the scorers. 2-0 FT v Bury in Manchester Senior Cup play. Ben Amos in goal.

  13. smartalex says:

    FletchTHEMAN – What’s the final score in that reserves clash against Bury?

  14. smartalex says:

    Gotcha! Thanks!

  15. MG says:

    These men – always thinking with naughty minds!


  16. CedarsDevil says:

    Yes angel MG we do! :-)

  17. MG says:


    Angel MG – I like that Cedars :lol:

    You know me pure at heart ;)

  18. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Smartalex. Sam must have his bags still packed. I thought he was at Oldham since July.

  19. Cyril Sneer says:

    MG I’m shocked at you! Cheating on Hayley McQueen! Tsk Tsk…

  20. smartalex says:

    FletchTHEMAN – He was with Oldham in pre-season, I think he returned to us a couple of weeks ago. It’s good that Scunthorpe are giving him this chance. A bit risky for them taking on a young keeper, which shows he must have quality. Also, it’s great that Oliver Norwood is there, better for both of them, and easier for us to track their progress.

  21. MG says:


    As if.


  22. Mes says:

    @Wayne – cheers mate, sound advice

    @AnomanderRake – just checked that one out. Sounds the fuckin business. NICE ONE! Apparently Rattle n Hum in NY show all the Champs League games, which I would prefer as I’m a craft beer nut and the beer selection in there is pretty outstanding, however, I’m not sure what the locals will make of me in a United shirt shouting my head off at the TV like a lunatic, so it’s looking like Nevada Smiths is the winner. Thanks a lot.

    @Fletch – mate that would be amazing. Will be in LA so Santa Monica is really close. I’d fuckin love to watch the game with you. However, that one is the one I’m most worried about catching seeing as it’s only a Carling Cup game. What you reckon?

    You guys are amazing. Love Red folk.

  23. smartalex says:

    Evra was lucky that the pitch was soft, otherwise his ankle would have snapped for sure in that terrible tackle. He finished the game, and is apparently fit, but I expect Rio will return to the starting line up, and Da Silva (or Evans) start on the left this weekend.

  24. CedarsDevil says:


    Agent Maya would like to be involved in one of your missions, she may be only 3 years old now but being a true red means she is way ahead of her age……

  25. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Mes Right about the Carling Cup. We will have to see if it is broadcast or not. Should do, but it might not be posted until that week. There will always be options. Very rare that you can’t see a United game.

  26. denton davey says:

    Kids Put Pressure on Us:,,11667_7156050,00.html

    I suppose that some would say that this is not the whole story but it seems to me (of course !) that it’s pretty obvious who is no longer considered to be TheWayneBoy’s first-choice partner – or his second-choice partner if Danny Welbeck wasn’t injured.

  27. denton davey says:

    StateSideAussie @ 17:04: ” I read a quote once from one of those old Eastern European coaches from the 50s, Hungary I think. I don’t remember the exact words, but he said you can go to any playground in the country and find players with more skill than you’ll ever need. But what’s harder to find, and what can’t be taught or learned, are the inner qualities that distinguish “warrior winners” from everybody else.”

    Did this guy know about the Da Silva family ? Thirty years before Mum and Dad had some twinkling eyes ??

  28. smartalex says:

    Coyle hailed Ferguson’s influence on the next generation of bosses and the unseen human touches behind the scenes. He said: “I will never forget how he was after my Burnley team beat United in our first home game in the Premier. He came in for a chat after the game and it seemed to last for ages. He doesn’t enjoy losing. But he is very humble and gracious and respectful of everybody else. It speaks volumes for him. I have seen the other side when people lose games and won’t come into my room afterwards. But that is why he is a champion.”

  29. CedarsDevil says:


    Good on Coyle to say it like it is………… Not that any further evidence was needed but it just goes to show yet again what a true great Sir Alex is in every sense of the word

  30. smartalex says:

    CedarsDevil – Every time we read a comment from Sir Alex’s foes they show such respect and admiration for him that I am truly in awe of his magnificence. Truly in awe.

    Of course, there’s also Benitez! Fergie reckons Rafa “is not my friend!”

    Factually speaking, what a laugh!

  31. CedarsDevil says:


    Benitez is a joke of a man and a human being… He tried to go head to head with the boss, tried his own mind games and in the end totally lost his own mind.

  32. smartalex says:

    CedarsDevil – ‘Benitez is a joke of a man’ – truer words have never been spoken!

    In his interview today on his time at Inter, he says: “It was a great experience for me, I won two trophies in six months and amongst those was the one that president Moratti and all Inter fans had wanted for years, the Club World Cup.”

    And Benitez says he hasn’t been short of offers since December. “Three teams in Spain, two in Germany, two national teams in Asia and Africa have approached me but let’s just say I’m waiting for the right time and the right project.”

    Notice that none of the teams were mentioned by name, probably because we’ve never heard of them!

  33. MG says:

    Rafa wants the United job


    Jog on Facht boy


  34. Red Devil says:


    Hello mate…..Congratulations..! :)
    You have got an absolute angel for a daughter, so so cute…I just love children I do..God bless her

  35. CedarsDevil says:

    Red Devil

    Cheers my friend… She is actually 3 years old now, that picture was taken when she was just a few weeks old and it was my way of announcing that a new RED was born!

  36. Red Devil says:


    Lets all drink to Princess Maya’s health tonight… :)

  37. CedarsDevil says:

    Tequila shots on the house… :-)


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