Evans will remain grounded under Ferguson

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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans intends to remain grounded - as he wants to stay on the right side of Sir Alex Ferguson.

At 21 Evans is making giant strides at Old Trafford but the Northern Ireland international will not rest on his laurels.

He is fully aware Ferguson is constantly looking for young players to improve and not be distracted by off-field activities.

Evans, who gives an insight into life behind the scenes at United on BBC Northern Ireland's Season Ticket programme tomorrow night, has enormous respect for the United manager.

He said: “It is very rare for him to say anything bad about his players. He always gives them 100 per cent backing. It is great to have that from a manager.

“You have to be on your toes as well as you cannot upset him. You have seen what he has done in the past. If you you are taking your eye off the ball, he will get rid of you.

“He treats everyone as men. Everyone has got to deal with certain situations but if you need to go to him, he is there for you. He just wants you to enjoy your football.

Ryan Giggs, the most decorated player in United's history, is convinced Evans has a glittering future in the game.

“The performances he has put in, he looks as though he has played there 10 years,” said the Welsh veteran.

“He has come into a team that has a centre-half partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

“If one of them is not playing and Jonny comes in, to say you don't miss one of those players, is a great compliment to him and it is true as well.”

Sourced from: The Belfast Telegraph