Poor performances have shattered Old Trafford defender’s confidence.
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is planning to send central defender Jonny Evans out on loan during the January transfer window.
The manager is hoping to rebuild the confidence of the youngster following a string of poor performances that culminated in a terrible display against West Ham in the Carling Cup quarter finals, reports the Sun.
Ferguson gave Evans the infamous ‘hairdryer’ treatment in the dressing room after a shock result saw the relegation-threatened Hammers thrash Manchester United 4-0.
The defender has admitted his form has not been up to scratch this season and has said he faces an uphill struggle to win back the favour of the United manager.
‘This is probably the biggest challenge I have had,’ he explained.
‘It is the first time I have been taken out of the team because of performances.’
Evans, who has 77 appearances under his belt for the Red Devils already, has previously been out on loan at Sunderland.
Up until this season, he had been predicted to have a bright future at Old Trafford, being regularly selected for the first team whenever the first-choice central defensive pairing of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were not available to start a game together. (Metro)
Just months ago Jonny Evans was tipped as the next starlet to come through the ranks at Old Trafford.
Manchester United fans did not have to worry about the loss of Gerard Pique, because they had Jonny Evans.
However, Evans is right: his form this season has been far worse than previous years.
The Northern Irishman is in a rut at present, and he needs to sort out his crisis of confidence if he is to continue as a Manchester United defender.
Evans turns 23 on January 2nd 2011, and with plenty of Premier League, UEFA Champions League and international experience under his belt, he probably did not envisage going out on loan at this stage of his career.
Now is the time to prove he is not just an understudy.
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