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Evans makes comeback in Manchester United Under-21s game

Manchester United defender Jonny Evans stepped up his recovery from injury by playing more than an hour for the club's Under-21 side at Old Trafford on Monday.

Evans has missed 12 first-team matches with a calf injury picked up during United's 2-1 Premier League loss at Stoke City on February 1.

He played 65 minutes for Warren Joyce's youth side, which beat Aston Villa 3-0 in front of manager David Moyes and first-team coach Phil Neville.

Highly rated 18-year-old striker James Wilson opened the scoring two days after being named among the substitutes for the senior side's 4-0 win at Newcastle.

Wilson did not get off the bench at St James' Park but ensured he will stay in Moyes' thoughts by firing home a left-footed strike from distance.

Joe Rothwell and Saidy Janko completed the scoring before Evans was replaced by Donald Love after the hour mark.

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