Evans confident of future success
Published 24/04/2013 | 13:56
Jonny Evans can see a bright future ahead for Manchester United.
Whilst Evans will be getting his hands on a third Premier League title medal when the trophy is handed out against Swansea, others will be experiencing the euphoria for the first time. In addition to Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck, David de Gea, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley and Shinji Kagawa have also never won a league crown for the Red Devils before.
Evans thinks the memories of Monday night's win over Aston Villa will fuel a desire for more success, ensuring Sir Alex Ferguson's men will remain contenders for major prizes well into the future. Asked if United have a great future, Evans told manutd.com: "Definitely."
He added: "We've got a lot of experience and players who are maturing at the right time. I can honestly say that we all come into training every day with a smile on our faces. The first title just makes you more hungry. You experience that feeling and you don't want anyone else to have it.
"You develop a selfishness and a determination to experience that feeling again and again. It's a great motivation for everyone."
That deep-seated desire, which Ferguson is responsible for establishing in the first place, helped make United an irresistible force this season.
Certainly they had too much in every department for a Manchester City outfit who failed to uphold their title defence in the depths of mid-winter when the going got tough, and Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool, who hardly got going at all.
"What happened last season has been in the back of our minds and perhaps subconsciously it gave us an extra motivation," said Evans of City's famous last-day title triumph. "But we're always determined to succeed here no matter what.
"You have to look forward. That's one of the great things about the manager - he is looking forward regardless of whether we win or lose the league."
Meanwhile, United are to celebrate their title triumph with an open-top bus parade through the city. The club said on their official website they will be going through Manchester on Monday, May 13, starting at Old Trafford and ending in the city centre.