Put the champagne on ice, get the “title number 20” tattoo written on your chest and collect your winnings from Fred Done after you backed United to regain the Premier League way back after the defeat at Everton. It’s all over. Isn’t it? Well actually it ain’t, anyone recalling that “why always we” sign at Old Trafford for the visit of the Toffees last season can tell you that.
One man who’s fully aware of the task United still have to do to ensure the season doesn’t become the most disappointing of the Premier League era, is Jonny Evans.
Evans, who as an academy graduate and someone who’s had the United philosophy ingrained into him from an early age, knows more than most that resting on your laurels and thinking an unfinished job is all but done, is the quickest way to a quick hair drying. Speaking on the United podcast Evans noted:
‘We all saw what happened last year,’
‘It’s up to us to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We keep saying it but hopefully we’ve learned from that experience.
‘We’re in a great position in the league but we don’t want to give City any sniff of getting back in.
‘We didn’t imagine being 12 points clear at this stage. It sounds like a lot but it’s only a difference of four games.
‘The position we are in, we can’t wait to get each game over with. It’s important to take all three points with the international break coming up – it would be a massive boost to us.’
Evans attitude is bang on as taking anything lightly at this stage could be catastrophic, despite the cushion with tough league games against Arsenal, Chelsea not to mention City still left to play, any form of wobble could lead to the pressure getting to United.
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