Rio Ferdinand still has a long career ahead of him, but that hasn’t stopped Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson from tapping a certain 20 year old as the “next” great center back at the club.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped centre-back Jonny Evans as Rio Ferdinand’s long-term successor. (Various)
Evans has been on loan since he came to the club, but has been impressive during his 15 appearances for Sunderland. Whilst it’s still too early to say, Sir Alex doesn’t throw around these type of compliments freely. If anything, Evans now has a long road ahead of him to prove that he’s worth those words.
United supporters: If you’ve seen Evans play before, do you agree with Sir Alex’s comments that he’s the next Rio?