Pogba 2? Mourinho Preparing To Bring Back Another Former Star

West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans in action with Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku.

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Man United are plotting to bring back former defender Jonny Evans following Eric Bailly’s unfortunate injury.

Though the Northern Irishman has divided opinion amongst United supporters, he did remain a loyal servant of the club for a decade starting from 2006, before eventually getting offloaded during Louis van Gaal’s reign over Old Trafford.

However, according to Mirror, boss Jose Mourinho reportedly believes letting Evans depart was a significant mistake, which he now aims to rectify.

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Furthermore, bitter rivals City and Arsenal are also bidding their chances on securing the West Brom star’s services.


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Whilst Pep Guardiola’s side reportedly had a £20 million bid rejected during the summer transfer season, the Gunners merely showed some interest. Nevertheless, both parties have the former Red Devil on a high-priority list going into the January window.

As per the report, the Hawthorns outfit is open to cashing in on the talented centre-back if a bid around the region of £30 million is received.

And with Bailly’s long-term injury raising United’s interest in the Northern Ireland international, they might just meet that requirement, especially with Chris Smalling hardly looking reliable in the long run.

The 29-year-old has become a vital cog in the West Brom defense, and is a fan-favourite who could bolster the Old Trafford backline alongside Phil Jones and Bailly.

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Written by Ashish Sreejith  

Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.

 

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