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Man Utd Hit By Defensive Problems After Another Stalwart Takes Knock

Manchester United’s defensive issues have got worse with the injury suffered by Jonny Evans during the Old Trafford club’s 5-3 loss against Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday, as reported by the Daily Star.

With Phil Jones out injured as the result of a knock taken while on duty for England, Louis van Gaal’s defensive options are looking increasingly bleak, although it will worsen if Evans is out of action for an extended period of time.

The Northern Irish defender was pictured sitting on the bench shortly after half time with a pair of crutches and a protective device attached to his leg, suggesting the injury might be a serious one.

Van Gaal brought Chris Smalling on in Evans’s place, and Smalling himself has only just returned from an injury.

Man Utd led 3-1 going into the final third of the game against Leicester, but conceded four goals without reply to continue their questionable start to the new season.

Man Utd Star Backs 19-Year-Old Sensation To Become Best In The World

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has praised his new teammate Luke Shaw, suggesting that the £27 million teenager can become the best left back in the world, as reported by the Daily Star.

Shaw’s transfer to the Old Trafford club from Southampton this summer saw him become the most expensive teenager in the football world.

He has struggled to impose himself on the first team at the Manchester club, having suffered an injury prior to the start of the season. Manager Louis van Gaal also questioned the 19 year old’s fitness during pre season, and there were suggestions that the relationship between the two was not perfect.

However, despite Shaw’s lack of competitive action for the Reds, Evans believes, from what he has seen, that the youngster can become a world star in his position.

He said: “I had the chance to work with Luke in pre-season and there is no doubt he is going to be the best left-back in the world.”

Man Utd managed their first win of the season at the weekend, a 4-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers. They are not involved in the mid-week European action, having finished seventh last season.