Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has admitted that Jonny Evans has far surpassed his expectations since rejoining the Premier League club.

According to Ferdinand, Evans has arguably been the team’s “best defender” this season.

Evans, 36, signed a short-term contract with United last summer, eight years after his first spell.

The centre-half has made 17 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, including 12 starts in the Premier League.

“He’s been arguably our best defender this year and that says a lot.

“When he first signed, and even though he’s my mate and I played with him, I was like: “Flippin’ hell, how are we signing Jonny at this time?! Are we going backwards?”

“But he’s come in and when he has been asked to do a job, he’s done it really, really well.

“I was with him the other day at the training ground and he has surprised himself in terms of the amount of game-time he’s had, but then you’ve got to go out there and produce and play,” Ferdinand told Cool FM News.

EPL: You’ve proven me wrong – Rio Ferdinand tells Man Utd player

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