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Manchester United re-sign defender Jonny Evans

Manchester United have completed the signing of veteran defender Jonny Evans for free on a short-term deal, as per Fabrizio Romano.

The Red Devils are in pursuit of a new centre-back this summer, with talks set to hold for the signing of Axel Disasi from AS Monaco but remain keen to conclude talks for a new striker Rasmus Hojlund as a matter of priority.

Manchester United have taken the decision to sign former Leicester City captain Evans on a short-term deal after his contract with the Foxes expired. The 35-year-old centre-back will be able to play in the Red Devils’ preseason friendlies as a result of the deal.

The Red Devils have taken an unorthodox approach to sign Northern Ireland international Evans, who began his career at the club in 2006 under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Jonny Evans returns for second Manchester United spell

Northern Ireland defender Evans has re-signed for Manchester United eight years after originally leaving the side for West Bromwich Albion. He played 198 matches for the Red Devils and was part of three league-winning sides, playing alongside greats like Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

Evans last featured for the relegated Leicester City in the 2022-23 season and played 152 games in his time with the Foxes. He played only 14 times across all competitions in his final season with the Foxes as a calf injury kept him out for much of the season.

The veteran defender will compete with Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof for a starting berth in the preseason games.

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