Man Utd's Evans learning plenty from Ferdinand, Vidic

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans says it's the ideal education working alongside Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic every day.

“I don’t like to compare myself to those guys,” Evans told ManUtd.com.

“I look at certain aspects of their game – Vidic is unbelievable in the air and competes for every ball, which is something I’d like to add to my game. Meanwhile, Rio is so composed: he makes things look easy, rarely does he look fazed in a game.

"People will always make comparisons, but I just try to concentrate on the things I’m good at."

As you might expect, the approach Evans takes onto the pitch is dictated by his central defensive partner.

“When Vidic is beside me I usually let him attack the ball. I sometimes let Rio do that too but he's so quick and is a great reader of the game, so I tend to attack the ball a bit more when I’m with him. I definitely try and adjust my game depending on who's next to me.

“There are no two better defenders in the world than the two we have here. We have a good balance here with Rio, who is like the Rolls-Royce, and Vidic, who attacks the ball so well.

“But I try to learn things from everyone. Wes Brown is a great competitor, for example, and can play anywhere across the back four.”

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