Evans won’t become complacent

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans insists he will keep looking

to improve after an excellent start to his Old Trafford career.

The Northern Ireland international, 21, has already enjoyed

considerable success with the Red Devils but has no intention of

resting on his laurels. He recognises that his career will only

turn out well if he stays focused and continues to work hard.

“I have played more games in the Premier League than I

expected but it is so easy to fall away so we needed full

commitment,” Evans told the News of the World. “You only have to

look at this club to see how many young lads came through and

played as many as 50 or 60 games.

“They leave United and spend the rest of their career going

down and down. It’s hard to stay at the top and you have to keep

pushing yourself every day.

“That’s why the medals I won last season just had to be put

away immediately. They are now in a Marks and Spencer’s bag back at


Evans appreciates all the help he has received from United

manager Sir Alex Ferguson but knows he must always strive to repay

the faith shown in him.

“Sir Alex Ferguson gives his players great support and that

helps immensely,” he said. “But you can’t upset him and if he

thinks you are taking your eye off football he has shown in the

past that he is quite prepared to get rid of you.

Evans remains highly ambitious and hopes he can carve his own

name into United folklore over the course of his career.

“One day I would like to be captain of United and captain for

my country,” he said. “I want to get to the level that George Best

and Sir Bobby Charlton got to.

“Ryan Giggs will be remembered here for many generations.

“It would be nice to get somewhere near that level and be

remembered as part of Manchester United’s history.”