Jonny Evans hails United teammate Radamel Falcao as a ‘great predator’

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Jonny Evans has been speaking about his Manchester United teammate Radamel Falcao.

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has been speaking following his side’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

The 26-year-old started for United against Paul Lambert’s side, making his third appearance since recovering from a malleolar injury, but it was clear he was not happy with the result.

“We felt we should have gone on to win,” he told MUTV, “especially with them going down to 10 men.

“Against 10 men I thought we’d create more but it wasn’t meant to be.”

Ultimately Villa held out after seeing Gabriel Agbonlahor harshly sent off in the second half, but despite the result Evans is now looking ahead to United’s upcoming fixtures; games which will determine whether or not they will be title contenders in 2015.

“It’s a busy period now and we’ve got to keep that momentum going of not losing,” he said, before focusing on a player who will be hoping to keep up his own momentum having scored United’s equaliser.

Radamel Falcao netted his second strike since joining the club on loan in the summer, and Evans said of his teammate, “He’s got a great predator instinct in the area. Look at his record over the years…he has great movement.”

United manager Louis van Gaal will decide just how many opportunities Falcao will get in the coming months. But he did his chances of further starts no harm at all this weekend, not only scoring with his only attempt on goal, but also laying on four scoring chances for his teammates.

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