Evans confident Man United will be back

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans insists that the confidence in the squad has not dipped following their loss to Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, manutd.com. The Premier League champions were undone by a late Dirk Kuyt strike which put them out of the competition at the fourth round stage.

The Northern Irish international started at Anfield and is looking to hold his place against Stoke City on Tuesday night, which United will look to get back on track. The Premier League champions are three points behind league leaders Manchester City and will want victory to keep themselves in touching distance of their Manchester rivals. Evans is confident that the United players are not downhearted by the crushing defeat and have the capabilities to beat Stoke.

Evans said: ‘We’ve responded really well after disappointing moments this season, like the 6-1 defeat against City and then the Blackburn and Newcastle defeats at the turn of the year. We went on a great run after the City game and then after the New Year games we beat both City and Arsenal away. That’s what this team does.’

Stoke’s long throw in threat causes problems with most sides, but United have coped well with the aerial game by Tony Pulis’ side in recent years. Evans believes that the Old Trafford pitch does not help Stoke and Rory Delap, a former Manchester United player, will have difficulties to get the same length on his throw in.

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