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Jonny Evans | Defensemen

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

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Jonny Evans is reportedly getting close to an £8million move from Manchester United to Everton.
With only a year to go on his contract and having seen Manchester United sign Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to long-term extensions, Jonny Evans has seen the writing on the wall. The move to Everton, where Phil Jagielka is aging and Sylvain Distin has left, makes sense even if the £8million fee seems a little steep for a player who could leave for free next summer and clearly isn't part of the long term plan. This deal seems likely to close in fairly short order. Jul 16 - 3:56 PM

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Everton are interested in luring Jonny Evans away from Manchester United this summer, and they have a second player in mind should the Northern Irishman target fall through.

Rumor has it that should the Toffees fail to land Evans on a permanent deal, they will then target Tyler Blackett for a loan spell. Everton need to fill the void left by Sylvain Distin. John Stones will likely prefer the Evans plans to fall through if he remains with the club as Evans would surely be a bigger threat to his minutes than Blackett would.
May 27 - 12:19 PM

Jonny Evans is back from suspension and injury but Louis Van Gaal has indicated that he is short of the playing rhythm necessary to start.

Evans has missed a couple of months between a six match ban and a minor injury so that he is lacking "rhythm" isn't surprising. With United needing points to keep Liverpool at bay, Louis Van Gaal won't be taking any chances on players who he doesn't feel are ready to contribute. We might see Evans again this season if United lock down fourth place but it seems unlikely to happen before Week 38 unless injuries to others dictate it.
May 8 - 1:25 PM

Jonny Evans is now eligible to play again after being suspended but a nerve issue in his lower back will keep him from the squad.

With the emergence of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones as a strong defensive pairing, it seems unlikely that Evans was going to start anyway so fantasy managers aren't missing out on much with the news that Evans is injured.
May 1 - 3:38 PM

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

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