Jonny Evans learns not to stand near Ferguson

Evans – schoolboy error

Ferguson and Evans

Those who still enjoy regular trips on public transport will already know the rule about tramps/hoodies – just, whatever you do, don’t make eye contact. They’re looking for trouble.

The very same rule also applies to Sir Alex Ferguson – a man famous for his half time “hairdryers”, which reportedly involve the elderly gentleman screaming blue murder just millimeters away from your face. If you’ve got a sneeze coming, for Christ’s sake, stifle it.

All of which leads to Jonny Evans, the Man United centre back who made the schoolboy error of standing too close to Sir Alex during half time at the San Siro, inadvertently becoming the blushing recipient of one of these legendary hysterical Ferguson shouting fits while he was at it.

As reported in today’s Daily Mail, Sir Alex said this:

“I was just giving him a gentle bit of advice!”

“Our whole back four were going to get it, but he’s unfortunate he was the nearest defender to me.”

“They had to compose themselves, that was the most important thing. After that, they settled and got very composed and got back to their normal game.”

“The result was very different because of that.”

Evans was still too frightened to comment. Presumably.

2 responses so far
  • Darren // February 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I’m not surprised Sir Alex got stuck into Evans. That was probably the worst individual defending performance in a United shirt since William Prunier last pulled on the sacred red shirt.

  • arseman // February 20, 2010 at 7:26 am

    If only Arsene would dish out that sort of treatment to our players occasionally….

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