‘The best night of my life’ – Johnny Evans

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Manchester United veteran defender Jonny Evans has expressed his delight at being able to play for the club again after 8 years.

After his surprise return to the club over the summer, the 35-year-old was in the starting XI due to injury problems, and was impressive.

He was unlucky to have a goal disallowed, then turned provider as he played a sweet long pass to set up Fernandes’ superb winner.

The Northern Irishman was pleased with his first Manchester United start since 2015, saying it was the best night of his life.

“I loved every minute of it,” he said. “Before the game you get a feeling, I couldn’t wait, just pure excitement. Coming up here on the bus I was buzzing. That was my 200th game for Man Utd, I never thought I would ever reach that figure – the best night of my life.”

Manchester United boss Hag said of the centre-back: “He showed personality. He was calm, composed, did everything right. Very good performance.”