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Man Utd defender Evans happy to take No6 shirt

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is happy to take the No6 shirt.

With Wes Brown opting to end his lifelong association with United and sign for Sunderland in the summer, the shirt that has also been worn in the past by Gary Pallister suddenly became vacant.

Skipper Nemanja Vidic was not keen to give up his number 15, so after due consideration, Sir Alex Ferguson opted to pass the shirt on to Evans.

It was not a decision the Northern Ireland international had to think about. Then again, it was not one he attached any particular significance to either.

"I am not superstitious at all," he said. "It doesn't bother me.

"I got a phone call one day and they said the manager wanted to know if I wanted the number six shirt.

"I said: 'Why not?' It's more of a defender's number than 23 and looks a bit nicer. Tom Cleverley's got 23 now and I'm sure he'll take good care of it.

"But I am sure the manager doesn't really think about stuff like that - and I don't either. I don't have anything like that going on in my head."

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