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Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse have both been charged by the FA for their respective roles in the spitting incident in yesterday's match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at St James Park.
Video evidence shows that Jonny Evans spit at Cisse after the two collided during the run of play. Further evidences shows that Cisse retaliated in kind. Unless one or both players lodges and wins an appeal, both will be suspended for six matches. Given the video evidence, it seems unlikely that any appeal would be successful. Least of all for Evans who instigated the incident. Remarkable that spitting can be reviewed and get you six matches when Ashley Barnes' near leg-breaker on Nemanja Matic can't be reviewed and would only have gotten him three matches if it had been reviewed. The players have until Friday to respond. Mar 5 - 3:15 PM

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Since his return from injury pundits have openly discussed the merits of utilising Angel di Maria in a deeper role with the game in front of him as opposed to his more advanced position of recent times with the Argentine playing with his back to goal.

Di Maria hasn’t looked comfortable and has lacked that creative spark which lit up the British Premier League on his arrival from Real Madrid - however with a change of formation following the loss of Jonny Evans [injury] United were soon on the front foot. Louis van Gaal opted to bring on James Wilson for the luckless defender which had an immediate effect and United scored within a minute of his introduction. With Di Maria playing in his preferred deeper position United were able to open up QPR and create space for the returning Radamel Falcao who would’ve added to his three goals had it not been for the heroic efforts of Rob Green and Steven Caulker.
Jan 18 - 9:35 AM

Louis Van Gaal will have to cobble together another defensive line-up with Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and Rafael all injured and Chris Smalling suspended.

Paddy McNair and Michael Carrick are likely to be the central defensive pairing with Antonio Valencia coming in again on the right of the defense. With Manchester United facing another fixture that they would expect to win in most years (home against Crystal Palace) there will be a worry that the defensive absences might cause them to drop further points to opponents they would have expected to beat.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Jonny Evans won't be ready to return for the Manchester Derby despite being close in his return from an ankle injury.

The central defensive issues continue for Manchester United as Evans, Phil Jones and Paddy McNair will all be out for the big match with United's cross-town rivals. Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are likely to be the (only) choice for Louis Van Gaal in their attempts to beat the defending champions.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is facing up to a month on the sidelines amid fears that he sustained minor ankle ligament damage during Sunday’s 5-3 defeat at the King Power Stadium.

The Northern Ireland international underwent further testing throughout Monday and Tuesday and although there is no definitive timescale currently Evans is expected to be out until mid-October. The news adds to Manchester United’s defensive problems with Phil Jones [hamstring], Jesse Lingard [knee] and Tyler Blackett [suspended] all missing for the visit of the in-form West Ham this weekend. With Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Rafael and Chris Smalling still available it’s not exactly panic stations at the moment but any further issues and Louis van Gaal will struggle to find a suitable replacement – however Daley Blind has been utilised defensively previously and could fill the void on a temporary basis.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 05:19:00 AM

Manchester United’s defensive problems deepen as Jonny Evans is replaced after 30 minutes at the King Power Stadium on Sunday while Tyler Blackett was shown red.

Leicester supporters witnessed one of their greatest comebacks in living memory as The Foxes came from behind to defeat a star studded United side in arguably the game of the season to date. Their second half performance was every bit as good as Manchester United’s inability to defend and now Louis van Gaal must consider his options ahead of game week six with the loss of Jonny Evans [injury] and Tyler Blackett [suspension]. Evans will have a scan on Monday to confirm the extent of his ankle problem although the initial signs aren’t good as he left the ground in a protective cast on crutches. With Phil Jones still 10-14 days away and Jesse Lingard out United can ill-afford any further problems - Luke Shaw is in line to make his first team bow against West Ham next weekend.
Source: skySPORTS
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 06:25:00 AM

Jonny Evans was part of United's clean sheet victory and drove his point total in Week 4 up with three blocked shots against Harry Redknapp's Queens Park Rangers.

It seems likely that Jonny Evans and Phil Jones will feature regularly in Manchester United's central defense either as part of a 4-4-2 as was shown on Sunday or with Marcos Rojo in a 3-5-2 as has been Louis Van Gaal's stated intention. In either case, Evans continued his return to form after starting the season off injured. He had three blocked shots and two intercepted passes on his way to a clean sheet.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Jonny Evans returned to active duty against MK Dons this week and will likely eye a return to league action this weekend against Burnley

He isn't likely to put it on his resume given the embarrassing result but Jonny Evans is fit again and featured for Louis Van Gaal in the Capital One Cup this past week. With a central defense that featured little experience after Chris Smalling went out last weekend and Marcos Rojo still awaiting a work permit, Evans is likely to be welcomed back to the starting eleven this weekend as United search for a much-needed victory.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Manchester United defenders Jonny Evans and Luke Shaw have been ruled out of the opening match of the season due to injuries.

Both injuries were known before today but Louis van Gaal has now confirmed that both will miss week one with certainty. This leaves United fairly open at the back and they may not be as big of favorites for a clean sheet as some expect. With that being said, United should still win comfortably and David de Gea can still be a great fantasy option.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed during yesterday’s post-match press conference that Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw missed the friendly victory over Valencia because of injury.

The trio will face a late assessment ahead of Manchester United’s opening day fixture against Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday. Louis van Gaal remarked that his final preseason game was "the worst" during his short tenure and must be concerned with up to eight first team members potentially at risk of missing out this weekend. Rafael (groin), Michael Carrick (ankle), Anderson (calf) and Danny Welbeck (knee) are all currently carrying injury related problems while Robin van Persie continues to undertake an individual training schedule following his late return from the World Cup in Brazil.
Source: SkySports
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 07:42:00 AM

With both Manchester clubs interested, Eliaquim Mangala has reportedly told his agent that he prefers the red side of Manchester to the blue.

Whether this is a negotiating tactic to increase personal terms or a sincere preference for a club with the sort of legacy that United has is unclear. Not too many children grew up dreaming of playing for Manchester City so it isn't outside the realm of possibility that the player wants to be part of the next generation of United championship contenders. Still, money usually trumps things like boyhood whims so unless Mangala has an affinity for playing for Louis van Gaal or United surprisingly offer better personal terms, it seems likely to come down to money.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Ryan Giggs stated today that Jonny Evans will probably miss the remainder of the season through injury.

Evans is struggling to be fit with an ankle injury and Giggs has stated he will "probably" miss the last two matches. The good news for Manchester is that Rafael could return, but his fitness level is unknown and it would be surprising to see him start against Hull City tomorrow. If Rafael plays at all tomorrow, he could start over the weekend to finish off the season.
Mon, May 5, 2014 05:40:00 PM

David Moyes' anticipated return to Goodison Park, where he managed Everton the previous seasons, did not go as hoped as Manchester United once again looked outclassed in a 2-0 loss to the Toffees.

In case you needed it to be official, United have been eliminated from a Champions League finish for the first time in 19 seasons. Today, they were winning the possession battle but could not find any creativity to break through the wall Everton put up every time they got close. Jonny Evans made his return to the XI to play the opening hour before being substituted for an attacking replacement. With three games remaining, it appears Moyes' job is safe through season's end but with United locked in to a 7th place finish, even those who chalked up this year as a transitional one could not have expected such a disappointing outcome. Stay tuned.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 01:32:00 PM

Jonny Evans, Marouane Fellaini, and Rafael Da Silva have all stayed in Manchester while the team travels to Munich for their return leg Champions League match against Bayern on Wednesday.

With United not playing their next Premier League match until April 20 it seems likely that all three players will be available but it is worth tracking their progress since none of the three have traveled to Munich. Jonny Evans is of particular concern because his recovery and return to match fitness has continued to drag on for weeks despite continuing reports that he is "close" or "a possibility" for matches over the last few weeks.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 12:12:00 PM

David Moyes will get a defensive boost with the presence of Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Rio Ferdinand in his Manchester Derby squad.

United were forced to field a make-shift back line including Michael Carrick on Saturday but despite the presence of all three defenders in the squad, who will start isn't 100% clear. Moyes declined to indicate whether any of the three defenders would be fit enough to start on Tuesday. For fantasy purposes, line-ups have already been set for the mid-week matches but managers should think about Evans for the Week 32 home match up against Aston Villa.
Source: @Physioroom
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 12:48:00 PM