Manchester United have today confirmed that Jonny Evans will be re-joining the club for the season ahead, after signing a short-term deal over the summer to enable him to take part in the pre-season after leaving Leicester.

As a lifelong United fan who joined the academy when he was 15 it’s unsurprising that Evans is over the moon to represent the club again.

I am delighted to join Manchester United, a place which has always felt like home. This club and the fans have shaped me as a player and as a person since I was 15 years-old, and I am delighted to be back where it all began as part of this talented squad. 

I’ve really enjoyed working under the manager and his coaching staff since the start of pre-season, and I’m looking forward to helping this group achieve success together at this fantastic football club.

Erik ten Hag had recently discussed his desire to keep the defender for longer than just the summer, with United’s Football Director John Murtough today explaining the thinking behind the deal.

Jonny is a winner who has experienced everything in the game. These characteristics are invaluable to the culture that we’re building here. His attitude and work ethic are second to none and Erik and the coaching staff know he’s someone they can rely on whenever needed this season. We all welcome Jonny back and hope he can add further achievements to the success he has already enjoyed with the club.