Northern Ireland captain Jonny Evans has returned to his former club Manchester United on a short-term deal.
The 35-year-old had been training with the Premier League side after his contract expired with Leicester City at the end of last season.
A statement on the club’s official website said: “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.
ℹ️ Erik has named a 24-man travelling squad for tomorrow's clash with Lyon, including Jonny Evans, who has signed a short-term deal.#MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 18, 2023
“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 a number of first team sessions and impressed Erik ten Hag and the coaching staff.”
The cultured defender played 198 games and scored seven goals between 2007 and 2015 before leaving Old Trafford and signing for West Bromwich Albion for a fee in the region of £6 million.
During that first spell with United, Evans, who last month made his 102nd appearance for Northern Ireland, won a Champions League, three Premier League titles, two League Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup.