Jonny Evans injured during Northern Ireland game

by Harry Robinson

Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans picked up an injury while on international duty for Northern Ireland playing against Romania.

Evans was substituted with a suspected calf injury just before the 80th minute and was replaced by former-United player Craig Cathcart who was chosen ahead of Paddy McNair.

The 27-year-old will be assessed this week to find out the extent of his injury and whether there is any damage.

Injury problems have plagued Evans for years and last year they kept him out for sustained periods of time under Louis van Gaal, so it doesn’t really come as too much of a surprise to see him limp off with a suspected calf problem for Northern Ireland.

There was once a time where Evans was one of United’s best defenders but that ship has now sailed. Instead of being a potential replacement for Rio Ferdinand or Nemanja Vidic, it looks inevitable that he will be sold this summer by Van Gaal.

Evans was given enough opportunity to build on his success and become a regular starter for United but over the last two years he has gone backwards and is showing no signs of any real progress.

So, it’s not unfair to say it is the right time for Evans to leave and there’ll be plenty of clubs out there who will want to sign him.

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