Jose Mourinho’s idea of a perfect solution to Manchester United’s struggling defence may just become a reality, as Jonny Evans is ‘expected’ to re-join his old side in January.
The Portuguese boss reportedly believes Louis van Gaal committed a mistake selling the Northern Irishman to West Bromwich Albion, and is keen on setting things straight with his comeback.
On the other hand, rivals Manchester City and Arsenal were also on the case of attempting to lure Evans into their squad during the summer, but failed to do so after not meeting West Brom’s asking price of £30 million.
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However, both clubs were expected to make yet another attempt at a swoop for the Northern Ireland international, until latest developments.
According to Times, the former Red Devil is more ‘likely’ to make the switch over to Old Trafford rather than the airline sponsored stadiums.
Unfortunately, boss Alan Pardew himself is not very confident of keeping his club skipper at home, as he revealed that the possibility of a departure certainly exists, especially considering the seeming relegation battle that awaits his team.
“Jonny Evans is definitely one of them and he is our captain,” Pardew stated in a recent interview. “Do I want to lose him? Of course not. Do I fear losing him? Of course I do.”
The 29-year-old currently has just 18 months left on his current contract, which isn’t exactly a ‘long’ period of time in football terms.
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.