Scott Wootton would have no problem stepping into the breach if Jonny Evans is ruled out of Manchester United's Premier League trip to Newcastle on Sunday.
Wootton has been catapulted into United's first-team squad thanks to the injury crisis that has already robbed Sir Alex Ferguson of three central defenders, and leaves him at risk of being without a fourth if Evans cannot shake off the effects of a dead leg.
The 21-year-old made his first senior start against Newcastle in the Capital One Cup and came off the substitutes' bench in Tuesday's Champions League win over Cluj in Romania. "It is always the way," Wootton said. "As a young player, obviously you don't wish injuries on someone, but that's how you might get your chance."
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