Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is delighted to have Jonny Evans pushing him this season.

"It is great to have youngsters pushing through," said the England defender.

"Whenever Jonny has been called upon, he has done admirably.

"He is a young player with great talent and Roy Keane was quite interested in taking him to Sunderland when he was there so that speaks volumes about him.

"He is working hard on the training pitch and that usually means you get a bit of luck when you play."