Jonny Evans isn’t worried about big-spenders City and Chelsea…
Manchester United’s Northern Irish centre-half Jonny Evans isn’t worried by his club’s Premier League rivals, reports ITV Sport.
The 25-year-old is confident that his side have the necessary quality to retain the league title under new boss David Moyes.
It has been suggested that following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and United’s failings in the transfer market, there could be an imminent Premier league power switch.
“I am not one for bothering about other teams. You go out on a weekend and just try to beat the team that is in front of you,” the defender told MUTV.
“I am not saying I don’t see the headlines but I don’t worry about them too much, or worry about us not signing players or that other clubs are signing them.
“That is always the challenge at Manchester United. You have to be at the top, no matter what team is put in front of you.”
United’s closest rivals Manchester City have spent over £100m already this summer strengthening an already formidable squad, that now includes the likes of Fernandinho, Stevan Jovetic, Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas. Chelsea have been less active, signing Marco Van Ginkel and Andre Schurrle, but returning loanees Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne will aid returning boss Jose Mourinho’s title push. The Blues could also pinch England forward Wayne Rooney off United, which could tilt the title race in their favour.
Evans is traditionally third choice centre-half at United, but following the recent injury record of Nemanja Vidic, the tough-tackler formed an impressive partnership with Rio Ferdinand last term. He will be hoping to have sufficiently impressed his new boss during pre-season so that he’s chosen to start United’s first game away at Swansea.