jonny evans acknowledges poor performance in northern ireland's loss as he strives to recover from defeat in second man united debut

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has admitted that he was not up to scratch during Northern Ireland’s 4-2 loss to Slovenia, following his disappointing debut for the Red Devils. The 23-year-old center-back, who made his first appearance for United in their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday, struggled to find his form in the international friendly.

Evans, who was called up to the Northern Ireland squad by manager Nigel Worthington, expressed his disappointment with his performance. “I’m really disappointed with how I played,” he said. “I didn’t feel like I was at my best and I made a few mistakes that cost us goals.”

Despite his disappointment, Evans remains determined to learn from his mistakes and improve his performance in future matches. “I know I have to work harder and continue to develop as a player,” he added. “I will take this experience as a lesson and use it to become a better defender.”

Evans’ debut for Manchester United was met with praise from manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who described him as a “fantastic prospect.” The young defender has been with the club since the age of nine and has progressed through the ranks to become a regular member of the first team.

Northern Ireland’s loss to Slovenia was their first defeat in five matches, having won three and drawn one of their previous fixtures. The team will now turn their attention to their upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers, where they will face Italy and the Faroe Islands.

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