Former Manchester United player returns to Old Trafford after 8 years


Former Manchester United player Jonny Evans has returned to Old Trafford as a player after eight years on a short-term deal.

The news was confirmed on the official website of the Red Devils on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, when they confirmed their travelling squad to face Lyon at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. The club statement announced that Jonny Evans will be allowed the partake in the team's preseason games ahead of the 2023/24 season.

"Experienced defender Jonny Evans has signed a short-term deal to enable him to take part in Manchester United's upcoming pre-season games in Edinburgh and San Diego.The Academy graduate had been training with the Under-21s whilst considering his options, following his departure from Leicester City at the end of last season. As part of the Academy training programme, he has also taken part in several first-team sessions and impressed Erik ten Hag and the coaching staff. Evans, who has been capped 102 times by Northern Ireland, will travel to Edinburgh as part of the group to face Lyon on Wednesday. Jonny will then join up with the Academy group that will travel to San Diego, while the first-team squad are in New York."

Evans left Manchester United in 2015 to join West Brom. He spent three years at the Hawthorns before joining Leicester City in 2018. The defender left the foxes as a free agent last season ( 2022/23) which was at the end of his contract.

Official travelling squad vs Lyon:


Bishop, Harrison, Kovar


Jonny Evans, Fernandez, Fish, Jurado, Martinez, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Williams.


Fred, Gore, Hannibal, Hansen-Aaroen, Mainoo, Mount, Van de Beek.


Amad, Antony, Emeran, Forson, Hugill, Sancho.