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Manchester United re-sign Jonny Evans on short-term deal

Manchester United have announced they have re-signed Jonny Evans on a short-term deal. 

The 35-year-old left Leicester City earlier this summer following the expiration of his contract at the club. 

He reportedly had been training with United’s Under-21s after his departure from Leicester, and impressed manager Erik ten Hag with his efforts. 

The Red Devils have handed him a short-term contract that will allow him to take part in their upcoming pre-season games in Edinburgh and San Diego. 

Evans will play against Lyon at Murrayfield on Wednesday before featuring in a youth side against Wrexham on July 26. 

However, the experienced defender’s contract only covers pre-season, and it is unclear whether he will be given a permanent deal. 

Harry Maguire has been linked with a move to another club this summer after Ten Hag stripped him of captaincy. 

Man United will need to sign a new centre-back if the England international leaves Old Trafford, which means Evans has a chance of landing a contract. 

He started his career at United, progressing through its youth ranks to earn his competitive debut in 2007. 

He made 198 appearances for the English giants, scoring seven goals. 

The Northern Ireland international’s time in Manchester saw him winning three Premier League titles, two League Cups and a Champions League trophy. 

He has had stints at West Bromwich Albion and Leicester following his departure from United. 

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