Evans is expected to recover for United's weekend clash away to Newcastle, with the substitution a precaution, and as we tipped last week prior to his League Cup involvement, Scott Wootton was the next in line.
He got his chance last night, and if United do suffer any injury setbacks, Wootton could even start against Newcastle for the second time in a fortnight.
So what did United fans make of his late cameo, which saw him help the defence stand firm and secure a 2-1 away win?
Here is a look at the reaction on Twitter...
@samadders: Pleased to see Scott Wooton get on, but would've preferred it to be a little more comfortable.
@DJMan_Utd72: Also good to see Wootton get a run out too. Time to unleash Buttner at left back though, move aside Patrice!
@msarosh: Good for Sir Alex to through in Wootton in this situation. We might need him.
@mcoatsy: I already like this Wootton more than Evans and he's only just come on
@50savesofdegea: Back 5 have to be De Gea Rafa Wootton Rio Buttner for Sunday
@iam_jackia: Anyway, we win, move on. Again, made up seeing wootton get on.
So an early vote on confidence, but how would United fans feel if he starts at St James Park at the weekend?
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