Peter Schmeichel says he ‘cannot understand’ why his former club Manchester United sold ‘quality’ defender Jonny Evans.
Evans spent over a decade at Old Trafford, first as an academy player and then as a first-team star who made almost 200 appearances and helped the club win three Premier League titles.
The Northern Ireland international’s Manchester United career came to an end in the summer of 2015 when Ed Woodward and then-manager Louis van Gaal sanctioned his departure to West Brom.
Evans spent three years at the Hawthorns before joining Leicester City in 2018 and has became a key player in Brendan Rodgers’ impressive Foxes side, who are currently third in the Premier League table.
Evans helped Leicester beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday and Schmeichel was clearly impressed by his performance, taking to social media during the fixture to bemoan his departure from Old Trafford.
‘I’m also watching Leicester and even though I love the fact that he is playing in the same team as my son, I can’t understand why Manchester United sold a quality player like Johnny Evans,’ Schmeichel tweeted.
Following Leicester’s victory over Palace, Foxes boss Rodgers said: ‘Since the lockdown we should have had a win but we hadn’t up until now.
‘When you have the mentality that you have had all season, not getting those results can affect your confidence.
‘The players showed real determination to get back on track and get that win for us.
‘We are in a brilliant position, but we have to keep up the performance level and get the results. But there are a lot of games, with not a lot of recovery time.’
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