Jonny Evans to be the club’s new captain

Naturally, some Manchester United supporters are ecstatic with Jonny Evans’ return to the team and want to see him appointed the next captain.

Is a summer at United even a summer if it doesn’t at least partially resemble a dreadful football-based soap opera?

This year, in addition to the normal array of transfer sagas, we’ve been “treated” to the longest ownership mess in football history.

The latest twist from United’s version of Coronation Street came on Tuesday afternoon however, with the reveal of the return of popular former character Jonny Evans.

The defender’s return eight years after he left the club was as surprising as Harold Bishop returning to Neighbours with amnesia after disappearing on a beach, but that’s the nature of soaps.

Given that Evans is the only player on the team to have won the Premier League, some United supporters now want to see the two tales merge and have Evans succeed Maguire.

Looking forward to Wednesday’s game with Lyon where the Northern Irishman will return another said: “Should make Johnny Evans captain tomorrow and let’s see what reaction that gets!”

“Jonny Evans is the only player in the squad with a Premier League winners’ medal. He’s the undisputed king of the dressing room now, give him the armband,” added a fourth supporter.

The 35-year-old actually won the league title three times at United, including the last time the side won the league under Sir Alex Ferguson 10 years ago.

He also captured the Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup at Old Trafford and later added an FA Cup during his time at Leicester City.

However he was also club captain as the team were relegated last season and also went down with West Bromwich Albion in 2018.

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