Former midfielder claims Jonny Evans is better than any defender Manchester United currently have

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Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has claimed that Leicester City defender Jonny Evans is better than any other centre-backs Manchester United have at the moment. 

The 33-year-old left the Red Devils back in 2015 and joined West Bromwich Albion. The Northern Irishman then signed for Leicester City in 2018 after leaving the Baggies and enjoyed a terrific time since. However, the defender is struggling with injuries over the past few months and has made only seven starts in the Premier League this campaign, notching up a solitary assist. 

Speaking with talkSports, Souness said that Manchester United are in a difficult situation at the moment and have made many bad decisions over the past few years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure, selling Jonny Evans one of them. He said:

“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’. 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.

“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. The players they buy and the players they sell, giving people like Martial, who was in the last chance saloon two or three years ago, a new contract. 

“Mata is a really nice human being, but what is he offering to them on the pitch. I just don’t get who is making the football decisions and they seem to be getting them wrong consistently. Manchester United, this majestic football club, are sinking.” 

Is Souness right about Manchester United?

Manchester United have made quite a few bad choices over the past few years under the club’s CEO Ed Woodward. The club have spent over a billion pounds in the transfer market since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and most of the signings have turned out to be a disaster. 

The club have also made wrong decisions when it comes to appointing the right managers. They signed David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, José Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and none of them have managed to deliver the success that the Old Trafford outfit were hoping for. 

Manchester United have appointed previous bankers to make the most important decisions at the club and the consequences of that are most of the decisions have been wrong due to the lack of competency. 

However, the Red Devils have signed Ralf Rangnick as the interim boss until the end of this season and then will spend two years in the consultancy role in finding the next manager and signing the right players. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how Manchester United will grow under the guidance of the German mastermind. 

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