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Manchester United ‘eye shock move to bring Jonny Evans BACK to Old Trafford’

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Jonny Evans could be going back to his roots next summer, with his boyhood club Manchester United reportedly plotting to resign the defender.

The Northern Irishman played 198 matches for United after rising through their academy, earning a Champions League winners medal and three Premier League titles before leaving for West Brom in 2015. 

Evans earned praise for a rock solid season at Leicester last term, playing every Premier League match as a key man in Brendan Rodgers’ side, falling painfully short of Champions League qualification. 

Jonny Evans could make a surprise return to former club Manchester United next summer 

The centre-back came through United's academy before leaving in 2015 for West Brom

The centre-back came through United’s academy before leaving in 2015 for West Brom 

Evans has yet to agree a new deal at Leicester, with only seven months left on his contract

Evans has yet to agree a new deal at Leicester, with only seven months left on his contract

Despite his impressive 2019-20 Evans is yet to agree a new deal at the King Power, with just seven months remaining on his contact and little more than a month until he can open discussions elsewhere for a free transfer next summer.  

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and assistant Mike Phelan are among United staff who still have ‘plenty of time’ for Evans, according to the Sun, with the club are closely monitoring his contract situation. 

Evans is keen to stay at Leicester, saying in October: ‘I have really enjoyed my time here.

There are still big question marks over Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in United's defence

There are still big question marks over Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof in United’s defence 

Evans is reportedly still liked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whois keen to bolster his defence

Evans is reportedly still liked by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whois keen to bolster his defence 

‘There’s been nothing formal in terms of contract talks but if we can come to an agreement I’m sure it won’t be a problem and it will be sorted soon.’    

However, United could pounce if a deal isn’t struck soon, with Solskjaer reportedly keen to add a left-sided centre-half to his squad. 

The Norwegian is still yet to fix the Red Devils’ leaky defence, as questions persist over former Foxes man Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof at the back. 

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