Evans agrees new United deal

07 May 2010 10:38
Manchester United have handed a new four-year contract to defender Jonny Evans. The Northern Ireland international has proved an able deputy for the first-choice central defensive partnership of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic during an injury-plagued season at Old Trafford. The 22-year-old has now been rewarded with a new deal after making a career-high 28 appearances this season. "Jonny has signed a new deal," confirmed Sir Alex Ferguson. "We have been working on it for a few months now and I am happy that he has signed it. "Jonny has played a lot of football this year. For a centre-half at 22 years of age to play so many games and show the quality he has, is tremendous." Evans made his first-team debut in 2007 and has won 19 international caps for Northern Ireland.

Source: ESA