Football In Brief: Evra warns De Gea of challenge ahead

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Patrice Evra has warned new team-mate David de Gea that replacing Edwin van der Sar in the Manchester United goal will not be a straightforward task.

"He has to work hard because it's not easy to do the job Edwin did," Evra said. "But he will be given every opportunity."

Adam returns as transfer drags on

Charlie Adam will return to training at Blackpool next week as he awaits updates on his potential move to Liverpool. The midfielder, 26, had been expected to move to Anfield earlier in the summer, but has admitted: "I go back to Blackpool on Monday and that is the way it is."