Evra worried by injury list

By the time Sir Alex Ferguson’s men had completed their 5-0

drubbing of Wigan at Old Trafford, they had 11 men on the treatment

table. The latest was Jonny Evans, whose departure with a calf

injury at half-time meant the Red Devils ended the contest with

Evra and Michael Carrick teaming up in central defence. And whilst

Ferguson is hopeful youngsters Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will

have recovered from illness in time to face Blackburn on New Year’s

Eve, Evra knows the present situation is unsustainable. “I am a

little bit worried because we need everyone if we are going to win

the league,” said the France international. “It is starting to get

annoying. “It is not the first year we got so many injuries. Two

years ago I played with Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher at the

back. “The most important thing is that we won but I hope everyone

gets fit because Blackburn is another big game and we need all the

defenders.”