Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'LVG Should Never Have Sold Defender'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'LVG Should Never Have Sold Defender'

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UNITED legend Bryan Robson says that the Reds were wrong to allow Jonny Evans to leave.

City are now trying to sign the West Bromwich Albion skipper to boost their centre-back options, with Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi the only senior central defenders on their books.

They have already had an £18m bid rejected by the Baggies and are pondering a fresh move.

But Robson, who made the move the other way, from West Brom to United in 1981, and is still a global ambassador at Old Trafford, thinks releasing Evans in 2015 was a mistake by Louis van Gaal.

"Jonny Evans is a really good player," he told Talksport. "I was surprised when we allowed him to leave especially when the fee was £6m, to go to West Brom. …

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