Manchester United should never have sold Jonny Evans

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Leicester City centre-back Jonny Evans should never have left Manchester United.

Evans played more than 200 games for United before he was sold by former United boss Louis van Gaal to West Brom in 2015 for £8 million, eventually joining Leicester in 2018.

“You know, Jonny Evans should have been a Manchester United player now, of course,” Solskjaer said ahead of his side’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester on Sunday.

“But sometimes football takes you other places when changes in management happen.

“I’m sure that Jonny Evans has feelings for Manchester United and we have feelings for him too.

“So it is a pleasure to see him playing as well as he does and we just have to move on.

“But of course, local lads – I call them local lads, you know what I mean – we want to build our next youth team on players like Jonny Evans, if you like.

“With Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay and Dean Henderson and all of the lads, added on with top quality players of course.”