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Pep Guardiola confession on Jonny Evans speaks volumes after “outstanding” Man Utd return

Pep Guardiola tried to sign Jonny Evans for Manchester City but the Northern Irish defender is now impressing in his second spell for Manchester United since returning

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Jonny Evans has impressed since returning to Manchester United – but it could all have been so different for the defender, who almost signed for Manchester City six years ago.

The Northern Ireland international defender – a United youth graduate who was sold by the club eight years ago under Louis van Gaal – impressed boss Erik ten Hag during pre-season training with the club before signing a contract late in August.

Evans, 35, is valued by Ten Hag due to the experience he offers and ticks many boxes for what United wanted – a low-maintenance player who will not kick up a fuss over a reduced role, without compromising…

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