Evans has a future but Davide Petrucci is going
True, we sort of assume that seeing as Ben has been at United sinceEvans, without a doubt.
I honestly don't see Gibson or Possebon having much of a future here. They both look very average thus far.
Foster is what? 26? 27? Hardly young in the football world. By goalkeepers' standards I suppose he is though...
Not really, it's because they're not injury prone. If Hagreaves and CarrickThe reason we only have "2 first team cb's" is because Evans is so good he is our 3rd man. Why would we waste time on other established names at the back when we can have Evans? Fergie knows that.
In midfield, it's a different story.
But we've seen countless number of times that Fergie shares Busby's view in that "if they are good enough, they are old enough", and he isn't afraid to move established names on. (Hughes, Ince, Kanchelskis, Beckham, Ruud etc)
Evans has to compete with Rio, Vidic, Neville, Brown and O'Shea for a placeIt doesn't matter whether they are injury prone or not.
Carrick isn't any more injury prone than anyone else in the squad. That's just bollocks. fair enough on OH.
Carrick was fit for the Chelsea game,but Fergie still played Fletcher. Fletcher is a good player and is very underrated still. He warrants his place in the team.
If Fergie thought Possebon/Gibson were good enough to be regular squad members then he will move the senior boys on - he's done it before he'll do it again. Why wouldn't he?
Every player needs cover. Evans is out best kid because he's considered a first team player, and is number one replacement for Vidic/Rio ahead of Neville, Brown and O'Shea.
I think that we have a lot of CMs because they tendentially get injuredI know that.
I am discussing the reasons WHY.
Evans is first choice replacement because he is good, can handle the pressure, and is a better player than that of his rivals [to centre back].
Fergie would let Possebon and Gibson have a similar role to Evans but in centre midfield, if he deemed them good enough. At this current stage in their respective careers he doesn't. If/when they become top class players, Fergie would have no hesitation moving on the more established stars if he feels the youngsters are good enough to command a first team slot.
He's done it before, what stops him doing it again.
If Anderson stays still for another few years, Scholes' retirement is nigh, Hargreaves is a crock, and Fletcher is a squad player.
Eckersley ain't goin nowhere except in the same directionPlymouth
Anyway, I think Evans is the obvious choice. He's a great defender, and will become one of, if not the, best defenders in the World when he hits his peak.
Some of the other names have a good chance of making it here, but Evans is well ahead atm imo.
Rio was injured, Vidic suspended, Evans played.No. He has played pretty much all his games at CB and Rio was injured, not suspended.
Evans has played around 25 games for United this season. He got the cup games, some CL action
and other Prem games filling in for Rio. Nothing to do with suspension.
He wasnt being smart in the slightest. He actually put up some great points.
Spot on. If Posse and Gibbo were good enough they would get more games, and at the moment they arent good enough to replace who is in front of them. You have this argument nailed down Stee.
Nice assessment about the midfield variation.