Manchester United have been sloppy - Evans

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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has blamed sloppiness for his side's poor start to the season.

The Red Devils currently sit eighth in the Premier League table following Saturday's 1-1 draw with Southampton in Old Trafford, having picked up a disappointing 11 points from their opening eight matches.

Evans believes this is down to lapses in concentration on the pitch, both as a team and as individuals, but the Northern Ireland international is keen to see a turnaround in fortunes.

“We are disappointed, we watched part of the [Southampton] game back and it was clear our performance was not up to scratch, especially in possession, giving the ball away and being quite sloppy," Evans was quoted as saying by the London Evening Standard.

“Being Manchester United we want to control games a bit better than we did against Southampton.

“We know we have not played well enough as individuals and as a team and we want to make sure we raise our level and produce better performances.”

Evans has played a peripheral role at Old Trafford since David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, but was handed his second Premier League start of the season against Southampton at the weekend.

United host La Liga outfit Real Sociedad in the Champions League this evening before Saturday's league clash against Stoke City - and Moyes will be under pressure to secure maximum points from both fixtures.

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