Evans feels trusted at OT
Man Utd defender Jonny Evans believes he is trusted to step into the centre-back role and perform.
By Hayley Paterson
Last Updated: 11/09/10 2:29pm
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans believes he has the trust of those around Old Trafford three years after making his debut.
In a crucial week for the club which will see them face Rangers in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday and Liverpool at the weekend, the 22-year-old's performances have proved to Sir Alex Ferguson that he can step up to the challenge of the big games.
Since his loan spell at Sunderland, Evans has become more of a regular fixture in the Red Devils' side, particularly during the absence of centre-back Rio Ferdinand.
Even with Ferdinand fit again, the young left-footer feels his position has not changed because he constantly has stiff competition to keep his place with Wes Brown and Chris Smalling also waiting in the wings.
"Whoever the manager chooses, you have to accept it. It is good to have Rio back as he is such an important player in the squad," the Northern Irishman said.
"My place is always under threat even if Rio came back or not. I have Chris Smalling and Wes Brown behind me waiting for their chance to play.
"So any mess ups or if the manager doesn't think you are putting it in, he is going to take you out of the team. I do not think my position has changed that much.
"But I am sure I have gained the trust of all the lads, the manager and the fans. When they see my name on the team-sheet they are not worried."