Evans - We can win it
Jonny Evans believes Sir Alex Ferguson should stick with the youngsters for the Carling Cup semis.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 04/12/08 6:42pm
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans believes manager Sir Alex Ferguson should stick with the young guns for the Carling Cup semi-finals.
Evans featured in the 5-3 thriller against Blackburn in the quarter finals of the competition at Old Trafford on Wednesday night and insists that the youngsters can carry United all the way to the final.
Ferguson made 10 changes to the side that beat Manchester City 1-0 in the derby on Sunday with the likes of Rafael, Darren Gibson and Rodrigo Possebon joining Evans in the starting eleven.
But will the Scot stick with his young guns or select his superstars in a bid to pick up some early silverware?
The fact that United already have a busy fixture schedule could work in Evans and his young team-mates' favour as Ferguson looks to utilise his whole squad.
He said: "It is up to the manager but it would be nice if he did keep the same team. Maybe once you get to the semi-final you want to win it.
"But we feel we can get to Wembley. Two games and we are there. It is a big incentive for the whole club."
Carlos Tevez gave his manager a selection headache for Saturday's visit of Sunderland as he claimed four of United's five goals.
The striker has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford since the arrival of Dimitar Berbatov but Evans was full of admiration for the Argentine.
He added: "The goals were the best way for Carlos to respond. He is a real fighter and he will never shy away from that.
"The fans know what Carlos is all about. He works hard every time he is on the pitch and it will do him good to get his name on the score sheet.
"No matter what is happening, his work rate is always phenomenal. He just can't help himself, which is great for the team."