Last updated : 01 July 2007 By Editor


Northern Ireland and Man Utd defender Jonny Evans has said he is "very proud" of his younger brother Corry, who is to join him as a professional footballer at United at the end of next month.

Corry, a member of the United academy side, has been told he will be given a professional contract when he turns 17 on 30 July.

His 19-year-old brother Jonny is back at the club after a successful loan spell with Roy Keane's Sunderland.

"It would be nice for the family if that ever happened.

"But you don't know how things will work out obviously, football's really hard, even making it at United.

"But it's nice even when we get to train together - I've been training with his team this week, sometimes we're in opposite teams and we always try and get one over on each other.

"I wouldn't want him to try and follow my footsteps, he's his own man he's a totally different player from me - a different position - I'd just tell him to go and give his all," he said.

"If I tried to give him too much advice he might think 'what's he telling me for, I'm only his brother'.

"My aim obviously is to try and play as many games as I can. I don't know how many games (manager) has in mind for me.

"You just never know, through injuries and stuff, I might get a chance and it's up to me to take it."