Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Solius, Jul 26, 2009.
Evans is turning out be one hell of a complete center half.
Best in the league currently?
One of the best. Let's stop with labeling everyone who's playing well as the best.
Making my fantasy team a lot of points
He's absolutely fantastic.
Immense again. I like the fact that he's so confident in his (and the team's) ability to defend that he feels safe to go on these forward runs.
You say that as if it's a few games, he's been fantastic all season.
Another great game from Jonny today.
So happy seeing him fulfill his potential after that blip.
But he has been fantastic all season.
Why can't he be labeled the best?
I say that as if I see that label on someone everyday on the caf. Why would I say he's one of the best if it were only a few games?
So great to see how he's come on this season. Last season there were times when I worried as to whether he'd get over his nervousness and make it at the club, but he's completely proved me wrong.
Stepped up in Vidic's absence to a level beyond what any of us could have hoped for.
I thought his passing was very sloppy in the first half, but that play for Nani's goal was brilliant by Evans.
Round of applause for Jonny!
That pass through to Nani at the end was magnificent!
Nice assist for the last goal aswell.
Was an excellent prospect.. is in great form..
As good as you can expect a young defender to be... Love his forward runs.. He has added that to his game this season.. brilliant.
Because it's not necessarily a logical progression.
You can have an excellent season but not be "the best". Now if he replicates this sort of form next season then he can be regarded as amongst the best.
As it stands, he's a very talented young centre-half who's beginning to realise the potential that most saw in him when he first got into the team.
Showed some good attacking skills and composure
Sir said so today's programme, apparently.
And again I said "currently".
And apparently SAF has said the same today, so go tell him he is wrong too.
plays like a sweeper these days.
wont compare him to Baresi....
What a pass to Nani that was. Beautiful. Really has stepped up big time this season. One of the best if not the best defender in the league atm.
He was absolutely joy-us to watch today. Fantastic footballer, love him
Initially I thought it was Berbatov that had made that pass...
This is how good he has become
I'd like to take credit, I slagged him off earlier in te season against Chelsea and since then he's been immense
Biggest compliment you can give him is that we're not missing Vidic.
Personally I always knew he was this good. He was very unfairly scapegoated at times last season, and particularly after the City game this season.
He's a class centre half, always had the ability, just needed to show it consistently. Has been superb this season, and as has been said, has stepped in for the best centre half in the country and hasn't looked out of place.
Another thing too, plenty thought Smalling and Jones were going to be our centreback pairing for years to come, they're going to have to play superbly well to dislodge Evans. I'd suggest when everyone is fit and well it's going to be very hard to leave Evans out.
It's joy to watch Evans-Rio partnership. Picked up nice assist too.
Still got some mates who refuse to accept that Evans has become an excellent player, at least the media are finally giving him some praise. He's got so much to his game right now, I'm genuinely wondering what will happen when Vidic is back.
his ability of bringing the ball out of the defense is almost as good as rio at his peak.
Love his confidence going forward. Great play for Nani's goal.
True it could be Rio and Vidic rotating, who saw that coming
Vidic is number 1 if he comes back anything like the player he was. I'd put Rio ahead of Evans due to the understanding he has with Vidic, but on form Evans probably deserves to play ahead of Rio. Its a tough one
Yeah I didn't suggest in my post that Evans would be first choice or anything, Vidic when fit is the number 1 by quite a way, Evans on current form gives Fergie a difficult decision to make. Smalling and Jones are now behind him in the pecking order, and at worst Evans is 3rd choice. Rio will be looking over his shoulder when everyone is fit.
I think realisticly Rio and Vidic will play whenever fit, but Rio has fitness issues and Vidic is heading into his 30's on the back of a serious injury, I wouldn't be shocked if Evans plays more matches than any of our defenders next season
From the Jones thread back in August. Wouldn't be surprised to have the exact opposite argument with these lads next season if Jones plays in the Olympics and needs a bit of time to shake of his jadedness. The lesson here, kids, is to not mix up ability, potential and form.
Easily our player of the season in my opinion.
Just want to say Jonny was immense and definitely in running for player of the season.
I love it when he steps up and joins our attack, and the way Carrick slips back to cover. Adds a great bit of variety to our play.
I also laughed when he suddenly was down on the right wing putting in a cross in the first half!
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