Jonny Evans reveals his pick for World Cup glory - not England!

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Manchester United defender does not back Rooney's England for success, tipping Chelsea midfielder Schurrle & Arsenal trequartista Ozil's Germany instead.

When it comes to World Cup glory, which begins on Thursday when host nation Brazil take on Croatia, Manchester United defender Jonny Evans does not envisage any of his Old Trafford team-mates returning with the coveted trophy.

There are 11 Red Devils who have been called up for international duty by their respective nations, including France servent Patrice Evra, Japan icon Shinji Kagawa, Mexico hotshot Javier Hernandez, attack-happy winger Nani for Portugal, Belgium duo Marouane Fellaini and Adnan Januzaj, Spanish pair David de Gea and Juan Mata and England four-ball Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.

Evans acknowledged on the club's official website that de Gea and Mata may have a chance with Spain as "people will be looking" at them as one of the favourites, along with Argentina and Brazil, however, he cannot see past three time winners Germany, who have an astonishing 60% win record in the competition finals.

"You can never rule out Germany, they’re a very strong team and will probably be there right up until near the end," Evans said.

"People will be looking at Argentina, Brazil and Spain but I think Germany have a great chance and I’d like to see them win it."

Germany's first game in Group G is against Portugal on Monday, June 16.

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