Sunday, 31st August, 2014

Jonny Evans has stressed that Manchester United need to be more patient on the ball while they are going forward.

Louis van Gaal is still waiting for his first win of the season as the Red Devils were held to a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor by newly-promoted side Burnley.

“I think towards the end of the game we got frustrated because we could have put them under more pressure and created more chances", Evans told MUTV.

The central defender bemoaned that even though they had the lion’s share possession yesterday, Manchester United failed to create enough in the final third.

"We knew what to expect, we knew that we’d be under pressure for 20 or 30 minutes and I think it was important that we didn’t concede at that time. Once the game settled down in the second half, we had a lot of possession but didn’t create enough.”  


Evans stressed that in the new system the players need to be more patient on the ball while they are going forward.

He further added although Burnley did well to pressurise the Manchester United defence, the Northern Irishman was happy to keep a clean sheet.

“I think the way the system sets us up, the biggest thing is that we have to be more patient going forward, and we need to know when the right time is to give the ball back to the goalkeeper.

“They were able to close down David [de Gea] a lot today, as well as me and Tyler [Blackett] in the wide areas, so I think it’s a learning curve for us. The most important thing was that we didn’t concede.”

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