Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is most likely to miss the start of the campaign. The Northern Ireland international had an operation earlier this summer after the player suffered a serious injury to his ankle during the high scoring 4–4 draw with Everton at Old Trafford back in April.
Although the player’s recovery has taken longer than expected, Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced that the versatile Northern Irishman will soon be back playing for Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson: “I am not sure that Jonny Evans will start the season but he won’t be far away. Nemanja Vidic will start the season. I am sure of that. Chris Smalling has done a bit of training. He had a ruptured groin muscle which needed a lot of attention but he has made gradual progress and we expect him to start the season.”
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