Evans pleased to be right
Manchester United defender Jonny Evans feels a lot happier now he has been able to switch to his stronger right side.
As a legacy of his long-standing partnership with Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand always used to occupy the right-sided berth in central defence. But since Vidic has been out with a ruptured cruciate ligament, Ferdinand has shifted to the left.
As a consequence Evans has felt far more comfortable, contributing to the much-improved performances that turned the Northern Ireland defender into a first-choice centre-half this term.
"Whenever I played, it was always on the left side of defence," said Evans. "Growing up I was probably always a bit more capable of using my left foot than whoever was alongside me in the centre, so I ended up on the left side. It's harder bringing the ball out of defence on your left side, though.
"When you're passing the ball five yards you're fine using your weaker foot but if you're driving into space and dribbling forward, you ideally want the ball on your good side.
"This season I've been able to move to the right-hand side and that's helped me. I've definitely felt more comfortable bringing the ball out and starting attacks."