Evans sets out United aim

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has expressed his hope that he can end his playing career at Old Trafford.

Last Updated: 13/01/13 at 11:56 Post Comment

Jonny Evans: Defender wants to finish his career at Manchester United

Jonny Evans: Defender wants to finish his career at Manchester United

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Evans is approaching 150 appearances for United after spending two loan spells at Sunderland earlier in his career to build up experience.

He is arguably now a first-choice pick at centre-half for the Premier League leaders and the 26-year-old has no desire to play anywhere else.

"I'd like to end my career with United," Evans told the Daily Star Sunday. "I've had my loan spells over the years but I've come through the academy here and now I'm in the first team.

"When I was younger, clubs were asking me to go on trial from about the age of ten. I never went to any other club. I knew Manchester United was the place where I wanted to play football.

"So to play here throughout my career would be something I would look to do - I'd love to do it."

Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic are now often rotated by United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, but Evans says the seasoned duo are still an example for the rest of the club's defenders.

Evans added: "When I first came into the squad, the level Rio and Nemanja were playing at was unbelievable.

"The presence they had, the way they could defend, it was the very top. For younger players to try to emulate that was a big ask, it still is."

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