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Evans: Man Utd stars must learn to deal with pressure

Johnny Evans impressed in defence for West Brom Credit: PA

Jonny Evans has emphasised Manchester United players are under considerable pressure in matches at Old Trafford - and must learn to handle it.

United experienced more home difficulties on Saturday as they were held 0-0 by West Brom, their eighth draw at their own ground in the Premier League this season.

The Red Devils dominated possession but failed to show much cutting edge, and their attack - consisting of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - was criticised afterwards by United boss Jose Mourinho.

Albion defender Evans emerged from United's youth set-up to make 198 senior appearances for them before moving on to West Brom in 2015.

And he has suggested the players at Old Trafford will learn to deal with the pressure - as well as highlighting how impressive young striker Rashford could be.

Being at United for a long time, you realise every game, teams raise their game (against them at Old Trafford), and there is no doubt in my mind that happens because I have seen it now.

There is a lot of pressure on the lads. It's obviously the biggest and best stadium and biggest team in the country, so there is an added pressure that goes with that which makes it that much (more) difficult.

That is all part of it. And I am sure the lads will adjust to that. It is very difficult, especially in the forward positions. United have the money to buy whichever forward they want and they have a good history of centre-forwards over the years, so it's very difficult with that pressure on [Rashford] to produce.

But Marcus is a frightening prospect. He is one of those players who I was playing against (on Saturday) and I thought I had to be on the top of my game, and we all did because of the quality he has got.

– Jonny Evans