Jonny Evans backs Louis van Gaal to ‘get it right’ at Manchester United

Jonny Evans backs Louis van Gaal to ‘get it right’ at Manchester United

Former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is confident that Louis van Gaal will be able to turn things around at Old Trafford.

Evans left the club this summer, joining West Bromwich Albion after falling out of favour at Man United, but he insists that there is no bad blood between himself and the manager.

Van Gaal’s arrival at the club saw Evans’ first-team chances become limited, as he struggled to get an extended run in the side under the Dutchman.

Van Gaal has been coming under heavy criticism recently for the performances put in by his team. United have just two goals in their last five games, which have included three goalless draws. Fans are starting to get on their manager’s back as they continue to struggle in front of goal but Evans is sure van Gaal will come good.

“I think with time he will get it right. I certainly learnt a lot in the year that I spent with him as coach, things that I will take with me on in my career,” Evans said.

“I didn’t have an issue with him, I was reading the situation how things were going, and I had to make a decision for myself. I didn’t have to leave United but I felt I was ready for the challenge. I feel I’ve got such a big part to play for West Brom.”

Evans would have realised quite early on last season that his United future hung in the balance. The likes of Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind were brought to the club and provided direct competition to Evans for his place in the side. The 27-year-old’s decision to leave was probably best for both him and the club.

However, the centre-back faces a trip to his former team, when the Baggies visit Old Trafford on Saturday. It will be the first time Evans has played against the club he started his career at and there is no doubt he will be looking to impress at his old stomping ground.

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