TOUR NEWS & FEATURES

19/07/2013 10:47, Report by James Tuck in Sydney

Evans aiming to impress

Jonny Evans discusses tour life and admits all the players are trying to make a good impression on United's new manager…

Describe the experience of being a Manchester United player on tour…
I think no matter where in the world we go, it’s a great experience. The players were talking about it and saying that you can come to the other side of the world, walk 50 yards down the street and someone will ask you for a photograph, which is quite scary, really. It shows you the impact that United has around the world and the club’s global dominance.

Do you feel that everybody is starting with a clean slate under David Moyes and is that showing in training?
I don’t think it’s necessarily a case of starting with a clean slate because I’m sure David knows a lot about a lot of the players already, simply from watching them as an opposition manager for a number of years. But it is true that everyone, including me, is trying to impress the new manager and we’re all doing our best to make a good impression.

How good is it to have Robin van Persie and David De Gea back in the squad?
Robin and David had an extended break because of international commitments but it was good to see them join up with the squad here in Sydney and the sooner all the players are back together, the better it is for the squad as the training levels and competition go up, which is what we need at this club.

Saturday’s game against the A-League All Stars will be a real test…
Yeah, it’ll be a tough game as there are some good players in the Australian league. We’re not expecting an easy match but a few of us have 90 minutes under our belts now from the game in Thailand, so we can push on in the next game.

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