Jonny Evans believes he has settled well in to the first team squad and is hoping we have the upper hand against City at the weekend.

“I feel very settled among the first team squad now,” said Evans. “I also felt very much part of it last season, but it was kind of a new thing for me. Rio and Vidic are two of the top centre-backs in the world and I’m learning a lot from them. Me and Wes have both got a fight on our hands to get into the team, but I still think both of us will play a lot throughout the season.”

With derby day approaching and Rio Ferdinand still unconfirmed as fit, Evans is hoping we get a win, with the possibility of him getting to start.

“City have had a great start, but our performance at Spurs last weekend was outstanding,” he added. “The lads did brilliantly to come back from losing an early goal and also cope with being down to ten men when Scholesy got sent off. I watched from the bench and it’s one of the best performances I’ve seen from us in a long time. We all know about the big rivalry between United and City and it’s always nice to get the upper hand on them. They’ve put themselves up there now. It’s a long season but fair play to them because they’ve got off to a good start.”

Free derby day tickets!