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Man Utd defender Evans happy to be senior pro compared with Jones, Smalling

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is happy to be the elder statesman in relation to young defensive teammates Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

The centre-back was in excellent form before picking up an ankle injury that ruled him out of the draws with Stoke and Basel and it's expected he will push for a return when fit again.

"I guess I'm still classed in the young bracket but I do have a bit of experience," he told United Review, the official matchday magazine. "And, when I'm on the pitch, I want to try and help some of the newer faces.

"It's my fourth season at the club since I went out on loan at Sunderland, so I feel like there's advice I should be trying to pass on to the young guys. I can't just sit back and continue to let other people show me the ropes. I've been here long enough to be beyond that point now."

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