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Harry Maguire’s future still uncertain but Jonny Evans makes surprise return to Manchester United


Jonny Evans signed a short term contract with Manchester United and this will see him travel with the team on their pre-season tour of the United States.

Jonny Evans has been on of the most surprising transfers so far as he made a return to Manchester United. Photo: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Manchester United had a busy day on Tuesday with two new arrivals while striker Marcus Rashford signed a new contract.

Meanwhile, Jonny Evans was a surprise arrival after he signed a short-term contract to allow him to take part in the club’s trip to the United States.

35-year-old Evans made 198 appearances for United before leaving the club in 2015 to join West Bromwich Albion and then Leicester City, and had been training with the United Under-21 after his contract with Leicester expired at the end of last season.

Moving back to Rashford he penned a contract that will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of June 2028, ending speculation over his future given that his previous contract had just a year to run.

The England striker scored 30 goals in all competitions following the arrival of Erik ten Hag as coach, putting an end to a previous difficult spell in which he had struggled for confidence and form.

“I joined Manchester United as a seven-year-old boy with a dream. That same passion, pride, and determination to succeed still drives me every time I have the honor of wearing the shirt,” said Rashford.

“As a United fan all my life, I know the responsibility that comes with representing this badge and feel the highs and lows as much as anyone. I can assure you that I will give everything to help the team reach the level we are capable of, and I can feel the same determination around the dressing room. I couldn’t be more excited for the future under this manager [Ten Hag],” he added.

Earlier in the day, the club also reached an agreement with Inter Milan to sign Cameroon goalkeeper Andre Onana in a deal worth around £47.2 million.

Onana will replace David de Gea, who left the club at the end of June after failing to agree terms for a new contract.

Whether the veteran will be offered a permanent deal is still uncertain, but the news will raise further doubts over the future of Harry Maguire, who was recently stripped of the captaincy by Ten Hag.


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