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Behind the scenes with Jonny Evans

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The BBC has an excellent interview with Manchester United’s Jonny Evans where he discusses his progress through the ranks at Manchester United, his team-mates, his international career and Sir Alex Ferguson.

You can watch the 8-minute interview here.

Fairly standard stuff, with a few interesting observations:

  • He’s a very down-to-earth, grounded kid. You get the sense that he’s overawed with what he’s achieved and where he is but he’s not let that affect his football or his lifestyle.
  • His comments on Rooney / Rio / other stars are refreshingly honest. Yes, they are more guarded and reserved than others because anything they say can be twisted and passed around, and yes, it’s part of being in the game.
  • His comments on Ferguson are just as interesting. You don’t want to cross the gaffer because if you go against him or if he thinks you’ve taken your eye off football, he’ll get rid of you.

He’s a good kid, and good footballer. Long may he continue to serve United.