Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

‘I just don’t get it’ – Souness baffled Man Utd let Jonny Evans go and says Leicester star is better than Harry Maguire

, ‘I just don’t get it’ – Souness baffled Man Utd let Jonny Evans go and says Leicester star is better than Harry Maguire

GRAEME SOUNESS is still ‘baffled’ by Manchester United’s decision to sell Jonny Evans – who he reckons is a better defender than club captain Harry Maguire.

The Red Devils sold the Northern Irishman to West Brom in the summer of 2015 for an undisclosed fee and have since spent a fortune on centre-backs.

Manchester United sold Jonny Evans in the summer of 2015
The Northern Irishman – who is currently playing for Leicester – has excelled since his departure

, ‘I just don’t get it’ – Souness baffled Man Utd let Jonny Evans go and says Leicester star is better than Harry Maguire

And Graeme Souness is still baffled by United’s sale of the defender

United have spent a combined total of £140million – £80m on Maguire specifically – trying to fix their defensive woes.

But six years on from Evans’ departure, Souness still can’t wrap his head around the club’s decision to sell their academy graduate – who is thriving at Leicester City.

The Scot told talkSPORT: “I look at Manchester United without having any inside detail on how they work.

“I don’t see anyone putting their hand up and saying ‘I signed him, he’s my player’.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“I don’t see anyone taking responsibility.

“The thing you have to get right at a football club is recruitment and since Fergie went it has been a masterclass in how to get it wrong.

FREE BETS: GET THE LATEST BETTING SIGN UP OFFERS AND FREE BETS

“That’s how I see it. You look at the players they’ve brought in, the players they’ve sold.

“Jonny Evans was allowed to leave. Jonny Evans is better than any centre-half they have now.

“I just don’t get it.”

Manchester United’s defensive woes contributed to the sacking of former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was relieved of his duties last month.

And the under-fire Maguire believes the Norwegian ‘paid the price’ for the team’s poor form.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He said: “The manager has paid the price and we’re all so disappointed for that. We take huge responsibility.

, ‘I just don’t get it’ – Souness baffled Man Utd let Jonny Evans go and says Leicester star is better than Harry Maguire

Souness reckons Evans is better than United skipper Harry Maguire

“We haven’t been good enough, individually and collectively. We know that and we spoke about that.

“The players need to take responsibility for everything, on and off the football field.

“We’re the ones that cross the white line. We were in it together, we were a group, the manager and the players.

“In football, you go through ups and downs and tough times.

“If you speak to the players, they’d probably say it’s the toughest time of their career at club level.

, ‘I just don’t get it’ – Souness baffled Man Utd let Jonny Evans go and says Leicester star is better than Harry Maguire

“Now we have to look forward and try to get the club back to where it should be.

“The last few months have been nowhere near good enough.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Manchester United will be back in action on Thursday night, welcoming once-bitter rivals Arsenal to Old Trafford.


JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply)


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Golf

GOLF influencer Paige Spiranac has wowed fans with her busty figure in a revealing social media post. The American, 29, showed off her cleavage...

Boxing

JAKE PAUL says Tommy Fury is an “arrogant, egotistical prick” whose greed almost wrecked their showdown. The celebrity pair will finally fight – at...

Boxing

YOUTUBERS Jake and Logan Paul appeared on the Disney Channel before turning to boxing and WWE. The brothers, Jake, 26, and Logan, 27, starred...

Golf

RORY McILROY carried his 2022 form over into his first event of 2023 by dramatically beating foe Patrick Reed to win the Dubai Desert...

Boxing

MOSES ITAUMA burst onto the heavyweight scene with a Mike Tyson-esque display of power. The highly-touted 18-year-old made his professional debut on the undercard...

Boxing

MEET BT Sport’s newest ring girl, Natalie Lauren. Natalie was the latest addition to BT’s cast for Anthony Yarde’s light heavyweight clash with Artur...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement