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Evans ready for derby clash

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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans is relishing the chance to put one over Manchester City on Sunday at Old Trafford.

City`s new-look side have started the season with a bang, chalking up four successive victories in the Barclays Premier League and Evans is looking forward to the next challenge of facing United's big-spending neighbours.

"We all know about the big rivalry between United and City and it's always nice to get the upper hand on them, " he told manutd.com. "They have put themselves up there now. It's a long season but fair play to them because they've got off to a good start."

Evans, 21, could retain his place in the team and partner Nemanja Vidic should Rio Ferdinand continue to struggle with a groin injury.

Ferdinand was expected to play in midweek against Besiktas only to suffer a further setback after recovering from a calf strain.

Evans is thoroughly enjoying life at Old Trafford.

"I feel very settled among the first team squad now," he continued. "I also felt very much part of it last season, but it was kind of a new thing for me.

"Rio and Nemanja are the top centre-backs in the world and I'm learning a lot from them.

"Wes (Brown) and myself have both got a fight on our hands to get into the team, but I still think we will play a lot throughout the season."

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