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Man United star says Erik ten Hag should stay at Old Trafford, but confirms his own uncertain future



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Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has once again stated that he believes Erik ten Hag should remain at Old Trafford next season.

Evans, 36, resigned for United at the start of last season and made 30 appearances, including an appearance from the bench in the FA Cup final victory over Manchester City.

The veteran defender played more than expected due to injuries across the backline. Now, he is entering the final days of his one-year contract.

After the victory at Wembley last month, Evans showed support for Erik ten Hag, who has his future at Old Trafford hanging by a thread.

Now on international duty with Northern Ireland, Evans was once again asked about the Dutchman’s uncertain position.

“Yeah, of course. I think he is a top-class manager,” the 36-year-old told the Belfast Telegraph.

“The thing that keeps me going is learning about the game, and I learnt an awful lot last season with different styles of playing the game, and I learnt a lot of things from the manager, Ten Hag, so that was quite an eye opener for me. I feel like he has got some great ideas about the game of football.”

However, while Evans believes that the United boss should remain at the club, he has admitted that he is still unsure about his next step.

He confirmed that conversations will take place with those at Old Trafford once he returns from international break. INEOS could try to keep the defender due to priorities elsewhere in the transfer market.

“I don’t know. It’s still early days,” he explained when asked about his future. “The season has just finished, and I think the day after the Cup Final, I flew straight to Palma and spent a week here and then met up with the (Northern Ireland) squad in Murcia, and now we are back in Palma, so I’ve been on the go.

“I’ve wanted to just concentrate on these two games and meet up with the lads. Once I go back and everything settles down a bit, I’m sure I’ll have more conversations with the club.

“I’ve loved it; it’s been great being back at my old club. I think it was quite an inconsistent season, and obviously, our League position doesn’t reflect the club too well.

“To be able to, in the last game of the season in an FA Cup Final, turn out a performance like that, get the club back into a European position and be able to win a trophy, it was great.

“Personally, to be able to play as much as I did and have as big a contribution, it was quite satisfying.”

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