Rio Ferdinand says Manchester United star ‘shouldn’t be at the club’ | Football

Jonny Evans signed a one-year deal last summer. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Jonny Evans ‘shouldn’t be at Manchester United’ and his signing is proof that the club are behind ‘top clubs’ like Manchester City and Liverpool.

That’s according to Rio Ferdinand, who says Evans’ return to the club sums up the Red Devils’ problems.

Evans, who left the club in 2015, rejoined United eight years later on a one-year deal.

He had initially joined the youth team, and was training away from the first team.

But Erik ten Hag quickly integrated him into the first team set-up and he’s played 17 out of 27 Premier League matches this term.

Evans started up against Erling Haaland during United’s 3-1 defeat to City on Sunday and though Ferdinand has been impressed with the veteran’s performances, he says Evans ‘shouldn’t’ be at the club.

‘I didn’t expect him to come in and play as many games and I didn’t expect him to do as well as he’s done. But he’s barely put a foot wrong, it’s crazy,’ Ferdinand said on his FIVE podcast.

Ferdinand has nonetheless been impressed with Evans

Ferdinand has nonetheless been impressed with Evans (Photo by Diogo Cardoso/Getty Images)

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‘He’s good with the ball, he’s good with the younger players. He’ll probably go into coaching after.

‘But he wouldn’t have expected to play as many games and, listen, the way he’s going it wouldn’t surprise me if he got a new contract with the way things are at Man United, if not there then definitely somewhere else.

‘He never expected to get a deal at Man United, no chance.

‘He thought that ship had sailed. But it does show you, as well as he’s done and as much as I admire him as a professional, really he shouldn’t be at Man United.

‘It just shows you where Man United are. He shouldn’t be being asked to come in and play and chase Haaland around.

‘That’s not what the top clubs are doing, buying centre-backs who are past their best. But Man United have got a lot of injuries and they are where they are.’


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