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United's Evans out of Spurs game

ESPN staff
January 18, 2013
Manchester United will be without the aerial threat of Jonny Evans against Tottenham © Getty Images

Manchester United will be without Jonny Evans for their game at Tottenham on Sunday.

The Northern Ireland international defender suffered a hamstring injury in training last Saturday and missed the victories over Liverpool and West Ham.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson had hoped that Evans would be fit to return at White Hart Lane, but now seems likely to keep Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, who were paired in the centre of defence against Liverpool, together again.

"Jonny Evans still isn't available," Ferguson said. "He's not 100%. Other than that, we're not too bad.

"We gave a lot of players a game on Wednesday and I thought they did well."

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