Evans: Man Utd pals Jones, Smalling forcing me to raise game

Jonny Evans feels the arrival of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at Manchester United has benefited his game.

Jonny Evans feels the arrival of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at Manchester United has benefited his game.

Evans is happy to thrive on the battle for his place, although he prefers to remain out of the spotlight.

"There's always been stiff competition here and Phil Jones joining the club certainly hasn't made me think any differently," he told United Review.

"I've just made sure I've got my head down and I've worked really hard.

"I've never been one for craving attention. If I know that I've given 100 per cent, then that's all that matters. I don't really listen to what other people might be saying - good or bad - about my performances. Of course, the opinion that really counts is the manager's."

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