Former red Jonny Evans claims that he is looking forward to the reunion with his former teammate like Wayne Rooney when West Brom visit Old Trafford this weekend.
Evans came through the ranks at Manchester United but he was unable to establish a place in the first-team once Sir Alex Ferguson retired. Evans had slip down the pecking order immensely before being sold by Louis van Gaal in the summer. The move to West Brom, though, have helped him rediscover his form due to regular football. At 27, he is at the peak of his career and he needs to be playing regularly.
This is exactly what West Brom are providing him right now. Evans has already accumulated 740 minutes of league football action this season. This is in comparison to the 1090 minutes of action that he received in an entire league campaign with United last season. West Brom will find it difficult to hold back United, who have discovered their winning form once again. Only recently, United went on a run of four matches without a win. This led to criticism of the manager and players like Wayne Rooney. United’s star striker has only two goals in 11 games but he has been playing in a wide position more often than not this season.
“If someone’s not scoring enough goals or maybe going through a bit of a patch where they’re not scoring then all of a sudden ‘their legs have gone’.I don’t think that’s the case with Wayne. He is such a clever player, he will always find a great position and I think if you look at the games he’s playing in a position that he’s doing it for the team.You can see that a lot. He’s working hard for the team. The team have got a very solid unit and that comes from the front. He’s a big part of that,” said Evans.