Fergie confirms Evans deal

Image: Evans: Proved himself

Highly-rated defender Jonny Evans has agreed a new long-term deal with Manchester United.

United boss confirms defender has agreed new deal

Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed highly-rated defender Jonny Evans has agreed a new long-term deal with Manchester United. The deal comes after the 22-year-old has proved his increasing worth to the Red Devils, including stepping into the breach during Rio Ferdinand's injury absences. After a couple of loan spells at Sunderland earlier in his career, the Northern Ireland international has now made 64 first-team appearances for United. Although there has been no formal announcement, United boss Ferguson confirmed at Tuesday night's player-of-the-year awards that Evans has agreed a new deal.

Proved himself

The United boss told MUTV: "Jonny has proved himself. "He has signed a new contract and helps to provide a good foundation for the club for a long time." While it is not believed Evans has actually put pen to paper yet, the contract is expected to be officially announced in the coming days.

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