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Jonny Evans | Defensemen

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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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. Aug 15 - 7:10 PM

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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
Aug 13 - 7:42 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.
Jun 6 - 9:38 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.
May 5 - 5:40 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.
Apr 20 - 1:32 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.
Apr 9 - 12:12 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
Mar 24 - 12:48 PM

Jonny Evans is inching closer to a return from his injury layoff and he may recover quickly enough to participate in this week's Manchester Derby.

Manchester United could use a boost to their center back corps after they were forced to use Michael Carrick there over the weekend. While they won and got a clean sheet with Carrick and Phil Jones at the heart of the defense against a tepid West Ham side, they will need reinforcements if they are to keep up with a Manchester City team that put five past Fulham this weekend. If Evans doesn't return in time for the derby, it seems likely he will finally be available again this coming weekend for Week 32.
Source: @Physioroom
Mar 24 - 11:50 AM

Jonny Evans, out since February with a calf injury, may have a chance to feature against Liverpool on Sunday along with other injury question marks Rafael and Javier Hernandez according to David Moyes.

Whether it is a good idea to return a defender to the starting line-up after an extended absence against Liverpool is another story altogether but the news today is that he may play. For fantasy purposes, picking even an in-form defender against Liverpool seems foolhardy so we'll suggest you wait a week or two until a) Evans is back up to speed and b) the opposition isn't quite so potent. Of the three, Rafael seems the most likely to feature.
Source: @Physioroom
Mar 14 - 10:25 AM

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has suffered a setback in his recovery and will be out a further month as Manchester United attempt to climb back in the race for fourth.

With the return of Phil Jones in Week 29 Manchester United's defense is in better shape but they learned today that they won't be back at full strength for another month with presumed starter Jonny Evans out for another month. It would appear that Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic will rotate through the center back spots. It will be educational to see who partners Jones against Liverpool next weekend or whether Moyes will field a conservative line-up with all three (with Jones in a holding role) to attempt to slow down Liverpool's attack.
Mar 8 - 10:05 PM

Jonny Evans is getting close to a return for Week 29 but may not be fit enough to start as Manchester United face West Brom next weekend.

Manchester United's defense has looked rotten with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic pairing at it's heart but it seems likely that they will have to hold on for one more match as Jonny Evans is 50/50 at best to be ready to start. The defender is on the road to recovery but will likely be short of fitness when the Premier League resumes after midweek internationals.
Source: @Physioroom
Mar 4 - 10:12 AM

The Manchester United center back left last weekend's loss to Stoke City with a calf injury and he will not recover in time for United's Week 25 match against Fulham.

Watching United's match last weekend you would have thought that Phil Jones was far worse off than Evans. As it turns out, Jones could still pass a late fitness check and participate against the Cottagers while Evans will not make it back. With Nemanja Vidic back from suspension, United will replace Evans with Vidic in the starting line-up and Vidic's partner will come from among Jones, Chris Smalling, and Rio Ferdinand who is also on the way back from injury.
Source: @Physioroom
Feb 7 - 7:21 PM

Jonny Evans was substituted early in Manchester United's loss to Stoke City with what appeared to be a calf injury.

The collective spirit around Manchester United was high as recently as mid-week. Juan Mata had arrived and his first start was a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City. The honeymoon didn't last long as United lost to Stoke City for the first time in Premier League history on Saturday. In the process they lost Evans to what appeared to be a minor injury and Phil Jones to what might be a more serious one. The attack may have been bolstered but the defense was already shaky and was even more so with Evans and Jones out. More on the severity of both injuries as the week progresses and more news becomes available.
Feb 1 - 5:59 PM

Jonny Evans is still dealing with a back issue and his ability to start against Arsenal on Sunday is yet to be determined.

Between Arsenal's impressive form and the lack of fantasy production from United's defense, it isn't likely you were considering Evans for your line-up. If you needed any further convincing then his uncertain health status is all the information you should need to know to keep him out of your plans for Week 11.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Jonny Evans was withdrawn from United's match with Fulham on Saturday and missed training on Monday.

Manchester United flew to Spain for their Champions League match with Real Sociedad minus injured players Danny Welbeck, Jonny Evans, Michael Carrick, and Rafael. Carrick and Welbeck were both absent for the Fulham match but both Rafael and Evans were both taken off injured during the match. While neither player will feature for United in mid-week, it isn't clear whether they will be fit in time for Sunday's showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford. Stay tuned for more news later in the week.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:26:00 PM