Manchester United defender Jonny Evans finally returned to first team action against Southampton on Monday night after missing three months of the season through injury.
Evans picked up the injury against Leicester City in September and returned to action for the U21s in recent weeks but was thrown into the fray at St. Mary’s after an injury to Chris Smalling early on.
The Northern Ireland international looked shaky early on and appeared to be replicating his performances from earlier in the season, where United supporters will remember him gifting MK Dons an early goal all too well.
He put his team mates in danger on a regular basis and despite improving in the second half, United supporters weren’t happy whilst others were more forgiving in what was his first game in three months after all.
Going on GTA to find the most Evans looking guy and driving him off a mountain.
— Rojo Show (@ConstantRed) December 8, 2014
Can't believe I wanted Evans as the United captain. Sorry guys! *hides*
— Han✌ (@Hannah_Downey19) December 8, 2014
Honestly rather have Helen Evans playing at CB instead of Johnny
— Jamie (@HearYanitedSing) December 8, 2014
Evans has been a mixed bag. Great things but equally horrid things.
— Black Kenny (@AliquaScripto) December 8, 2014
Evans isn't bad. It's his first game back since injury..
— Elliott (@ElliottUnited) December 8, 2014
The return of Evans is at least a boost in numbers given the injury picked up by Smalling but the severity is yet unknown.
Phil Jones and Rafael should be returning to first team action within the next few weeks so Evans’ return is welcomed and if he can re-find some form it’ll be most helpful for the boss.