'It was massive' - Jonny Evans proud to lead Manchester United

Manchester United's Jonny Evans has said that he was proud to captain the side against MK Dons in midweek, despite the defeat.

Jonny Evans says that he is proud to have captained Manchester United, despite the fact that they were humiliated by MK Dons with him wearing the armband.

Evans was handed the honour prior to kick-off by Louis Van Gaal, but his performance was not that of a leader of United.

The Northern Irish defender was at fault for the first of MK’s four goals and looked off the pace on his return from injury.

However, although he admits that he was disappointed to have lost the game, Evans says he is very proud to have led his side out.

"It's a massive thing in my career to captain Manchester United," he said. 

"While I was disappointed with the result, wearing the armband isn't something many people get to do, so I'm proud of that.

"In circumstances like these, I'm sure the manager would like to blood debutants alongside more experienced players, but because we played on Sunday I don't think that was possible.

"There's a consequence of that, I learnt that myself on my debut against Coventry a few years ago, but it's a big learning experience.

"I think the most important thing is to pick yourself up, learn from it and don't dwell on it too much."

United’s defeat in the League Cup tie was one of the most humbling results that the club have experienced in living memory, but the experience of being captain for Evans doesn’t seem to have been tarnished too badly be the result.

He will know that he will need to improve his performance from now on, though, if United are to achieve their aims this season.

The appointment of Van Gaal was expected to see the side make a comeback to being in title contention once again, but their performances have been dire so far.

The squad have failed to win in any of their three competitive games so far this season and have match against Burnley at the weekend which threatens to be a tough test.

Whether Evans will play in this match, after his mid-week display remains uncertain, but he may be forced into contention due to United’s problems at centre-back.

The Red Devils are supposedly working on a deal to bring in another player who can perform at the heart of their defence in the remainder of the transfer window, but it remains to be seen if they will be able to pull off a deal before the end of the month.

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