Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Jonny Evans should still be at the club and that Louis van Gaal made a mistake in selling the player.
Evans came through the ranks at United while Solskjaer was still a player at the club and Sir Alex Ferguson was fond of the defender.
Evans remained a regular player under David Moyes but Van Gaal’s arrival was tough for him and he lasted just one campaign under the Dutchman.
He joined West Brom for just £6 million in 2015 and he showed at West Brom why he was so well thought of at the theatre of dreams before Van Gaal’s arrival, earning himself a transfer to Leicester in 2018.
Evans has now moved from strength to strength at Leicester and Solskjaer concedes the defender should still be a United player.
‘You know, Jonny Evans should have been a Manchester United player now, of course,’ Solskjaer told Goal.com.
‘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.
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‘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.’