Man Utd’s Jonny Evans blames injury woes for miserable run

Man Utd's Evans blames injury woes for miserable run

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has blamed his team’s dismal form on a rash of injuries after their troubled season hit a new low with Sunday’s derby disaster against Manchester City.

City swept to a 3-0 victory at Old Trafford in a one-sided clash that could have been an even bigger defeat for Erik ten Hag’s outclassed side.

After winning their previous three matches, United were back to the sloppy, lethargic form that condemned them to six losses in their first 10 games in all competitions.

United boss Ten Hag has had to deal with a significant injury list including Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Amad Diallo.

“I think we’ve been disrupted with a lot of injuries this season in terms of key personnel,” Evans told MUTV.

“Probably a lot of our starting players would be, you know, they’re missing.

“I think the manager’s found out difficulties having to sort of work on team, on tactics and having to change the personnel quite a lot with only two days in between games.

“So that’s been difficult. Hopefully we can get more players back and get a real sort of opportunity to create freshness within the playing squad.”

Sunday’s defeat means United have lost five of their opening 10 Premier League games, leaving them in eighth place, 11 points behind leaders Tottenham. 

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