Following Wes Brown’s transfer to Sunderland, Jonny Evans has been given his number 6 shirt which he had worn since 2003. Evans’ 23 shirt, which he inherited from Kieran Richardson, has now been passed down to Tom Cleverley. Evans insists he’s not bothered by the change in numbers though and isn’t at all superstitious about the shirt he plays in.

“I am not superstitious at all,” he said. “It doesn’t bother me. I got a phone call one day and they said the manager wanted to know if I wanted the number six shirt. I said: ‘Why not?’ It’s more of a defender’s number than 23 and looks a bit nicer. Tom Cleverley’s got 23 now and I’m sure he’ll take good care of it. But I am sure the manager doesn’t really think about stuff like that – and I don’t either. I don’t have anything like that going on in my head.”

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