Hughes reckons Evans has a big future at Manchester United and Northern Ireland.
Hughes said: “There are a lot of good players in the squad but what gives someone the edge is temperament and composure, Jonny has that in abundance.
“I am convinced he will be around for some time for Northern Ireland and Manchester United.”
He added: “Jonny did a remarkable job against Spain considering it was his first international appearance.
“He shows tremendous composure on the ball, I suppose that is something you would expect of a United player.”