Former Leicester City Star Opens Up On Retirement Age


Prior to his unexpected summer transfer to Manchester United, former Leicester City defender Jonny Evans disclosed to LeicestershireLive that he considered retirement.

After being demoted to the Championship at the end of the previous campaign, the 35-year-old left the King Power Stadium and returned to Old Trafford, having made an impression on manager Erik ten Hag during a run of preseason games.

The centre back, who joined from West Bromwich Albion in 2018, quickly established himself as a mainstay for the Foxes, starting in the FA Cup victory against Chelsea in 2021. At the start of the previous season, he was chosen club captain, but even though a new contract was given, he chose to quit the team.

Everyone was taken aback by Evans’ unexpected return to Old Trafford, where he was given the opportunity to play a supporting role as a backup to Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane, and Harry Maguire. But in recent weeks, the Red Devils have struggled with injuries, which has forced the veteran to start Premier League games against Brentford and Burnley

The former Sunderland loanee, who has acknowledged that his injury troubles from the previous season, which restricted him to only 13 Premier League outings, made an incredible comeback. According to statements made by the Northern Ireland international via Leicestershire Live,

“Last year, I went through a phase when I began to consider the possibility that it may be ending. Without a doubt, I did think such things.

“I couldn’t get over my injuries at the time, and every time I returned, I would cry.” Numerous others told me that I would never complete, but I believe I have been able to prove it to myself.

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Although Jonny Evans’ return to Manchester United was unexpected, he has shown himself when Erik ten Hag has needed him to. Although he is a player who may have contributed to Leicester’s success in the Championship this year, the Foxes, who have won 10 of their first 11 games, aren’t missing their former captain.

It’s wonderful to see one of the greats of Northern Ireland secure his final game of his illustrious career, but if his trial spell at the 20-time English champions had gone badly, he would have had plenty other offers.

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