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Wolves interest in Man Utd defender

Mick McCarthy's attentions could be set to move towards Manchester United centre back Jonny Evans.

With our efforts to try and land Roger Johnson from Birmingham and Matt Mills from Reading becoming increasingly frustrating, Wolves could be set to keep to our promise and move on to other targets.

And that other target according to the Express & Star could be 24-year-old Manchester United and Northern Ireland international Jonny Evans.

Evans has made 84 appearances for Manchester United and would bring a vast wealth of experience despite his young age to Molineux, but it isn't clear if Sir Alex Ferguson is willing to let him leave Old Trafford.

With the arrival of Phil Jones, Manchester United are expected to sell someone, but it's unclear if it will be Evans, Wes Brown, John O`Shea or all three.

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Writer:Akela
Date:Saturday June 25 2011
Time: 12:00PM

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I cant see Evans coming to Wolves on a permanent deal , I could envisage a loan how ever.
gibo
25/06/2011 12:25:00
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Mr. Morgan himself with me, by the looks of it. See the interviw in the Shropshire Star (NewsNow). A clear indication that the intention is to go for a more offensive game with Hunt and Fletcher up front, and just short of an apololgy for having 'Doyled around' with 4-5-1 last season.
lovesW
25/06/2011 13:36:00
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When was this interview ? , Personally i dont care what Morgan thinks on football matters , he is there to get his chequebook out n to make sure the club is run correctly , I have never ever heard him say anything on tactics before , and neither should he , its down to McCarthy no one else , and also i doubt Morgan would ever give out players names in an interview , do you have a link for this ???
ODDJOB79
25/06/2011 15:33:00
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Just read it , and hmmmm looks a dodgy link too me !
ODDJOB79
25/06/2011 15:36:00
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Surprised me too, Oddjob, never before have I written here in prompt reaction to something I had read. Of course, the tacit concession for the defensive formation is on behalf of MM. That is how I read. I do not know what others make of it. Having argued all season long for the total abolishment of 4-5-1, seeing it as the cause of our striking potential ever remaining seated on the bench, I was of course pleased to read this. Whether it is true is another matter. I am now all for actually selling Doyle (!!) - just because, with him available, MM would not be able to resist the temptation to at least consider 4-5-1, and Doyle is the 4-5-1. Without him, it is unplayable. This was proved after he was injured, as I had said it would be. It is all right if he were to play wide, with Fletch as the central striker, but better do away even with the possibility in the first place.
lovesW
25/06/2011 16:26:00
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lovesW: you're right to emphasize the indispensability pf Doyles in a 4-5-1 formation but he is not a 'one trick pony'. He can play alongside another striker, as he does with Keane for Ireland. I would sell anybody in the team before I would part with Doyle. For me, it really would have to be silly money - and I mean, seriously silly money- before I would be willing to see him go ... and, even then, I would be very unhappy!
Southbank60
25/06/2011 17:33:00
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I did mention I would have him twinned with another striker, so why use this as a counter-argument? He can play alongside another striker, or wide to either flank of him, I would have both, but only so far. Though he is an excellent player I would like to see the back of him just because without him 4-5-1 would be out of the question, and that is what I would like to see. The two of us know we are in total disagreement on this Doyle/4-5-1 point, and have been so all along. So what of it? Healthy airing of views between gentlemen is what it is all about, and, allow me the opportunity once it has arisen, I hope to see no name-calling in comments on here, ever, or off I go again. It had put me off for weeks, and with the season fast approaching.....
lovesW
25/06/2011 18:12:00
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lovesW: I take your point but in essence you are insulting MM. You make him out to be a Pavlovian dog, behaviourally reacting to the presence of Doyle by lining up the team in a 4-5-1 formation. Given your advocacy of our manager, surely you think him capable of adjusting the system, according to circumstances? As you state, Doyle can operate within a 4-4-2 formation but, when circumstances dictate (as they will against certain teams), he will perform brilliantly in a 4-5-1 system. If we sell him, we do not have this option.
Southbank60
25/06/2011 22:18:00
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All through from about the 10th game from last in the first season to practically all of the last one it had been 4-5-1. Only when CIRCUMSTANCES dictated and it was vital to get wins was it abandoned. The logic of it was, at first it was a necessary evil, sacrificing football to get a point in order to maintain the cushion that existed from the bottom three or four at the time. It worked and Wolves were safe. I saw the danger of this right then: with not a few, indeed with most teams in the PL seen as better than Wolves, a point from any match is most welcome, and if one looks at the mathematics of it, that amounts to 38, meaning safety or near-safety in most cases. So why risk, why play entertaining, flowing football? And this is precisely how it went the following season (the last one) up to the point where wins became absolutely vital, then the switch to 4-4-2. It seems to me that MM is only human in that he finds it difficult to resist the temptation of putting into effect a system of play which he himself came up with and which worked. The down side of this is the bottling up of the team's attacking and entertaining potential. I never saw this as an insult to MM, I am surprised it can be taken for such - I had said that for me he is the best manager the Club have had since Bill McGarry. I still hold that view, this damned (! in my view)irresistible fascination with 4-5-1 notwithstanding.
lovesW
26/06/2011 06:36:00
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lovesW: MM does not have to jettison Doyle to avoid the 'irresistible but pernicious' lure of the 4-5-1 formation. Rather, he has to acquire two central defenders and a left back of PL quality. If he does that (and he knows he has to), he would happily play Doyle in a 4-4-2 system. On the other hand, you would, to quote a phrase, 'throw out the baby with the bath water'.
Southbank60
26/06/2011 11:28:00
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