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Evans Signs New Long-Term Contract With United
The 24-year-old central defender has been in excellent form this season for United and has stepped in admirably to play alongside Rio Ferdinand during Nemanja Vidic’s absence.
Evans has been with United since he was a youngster and has progressed through the clubs youth Academy before breaking into the first team in 2007. He has gone on to make 141 appearances for the club and is now regarded as a first team regular at Old Trafford.
He’s been rewarded for his fine form with a new deal and manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed the Northern Irish stopper, claiming he’s become an important part of his first team squad. Fergie told ManUtd.com:
“Jonny has risen through the ranks to become an integral part of the first team squad. He has developed into a top player for us and has scored a couple of important goals this season too. I am delighted he has signed a new contract.”
Evans also expressed his delight at committing his future to Man Utd, saying he always knew they were the club for him and wants to end his career at Old Trafford.
“I’m delighted to sign my new contract. I am so proud to play for such a great club, and there’s no better feeling than playing football in this team and winning games.
“I have always felt that this is the right club for me. Even when I was 9 or 10 years old back home in Northern Ireland, clubs asked me to go on trial but I didn’t go because I knew that Manchester United was the place I wanted to play football. I have come through the Academy here and developed as a player with the help of all my team-mates, the manager and the coaching staff. I would love to play here throughout the rest of my career.”
Evans told United’s official website.
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