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Evans urges United turnaround

Evans was shocked by the defeat. (©GettyImages)
Evans was shocked by the defeat. (©GettyImages).

Jonny Evans has urged Manchester United to move on after their shock defeat to Crystal Palace in the quarter-final of the Carling Cup.

The Npower Championship triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night thanks to an extra-time winner from summer signing Glenn Murray.

It was an embarrassing night for Sir Alex Ferguson, who apologised unreservedly to United supporters for a lacklustre display from his troops.

Evans was one of several experienced internationals to feature for the Barclays Premier League champions and admits to being shocked at the outcome.

But the centre-back says United must now recover their composure and focus on beating Aston Villa in the league on Saturday.

"We're very disappointed not to be in the semi-finals," he told MUTV.

"I thought we would go on after we scored. And going into the first period of extra time, playing towards the Stretford End, I thought we'd have a chance of getting a goal and seal it from there.

"But they went down the other end and scored against the run of play really. We had a lot of possession but we couldn't break them down.

"A lot of our play was in front of them and I think the only way we were going to get in was down the side, but we didn't manage to do that as well as Manchester United can. We didn't get a lot of crosses into the box.

"The games are coming thick and fast and the manager will need his squad. So we need to pick ourselves up and hopefully win on Saturday [at Villa]."

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