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'Ferguson Surprised That Van Gaal Sold This Man Utd Star

'Ferguson Surprised That Van Gaal Sold This Man Utd Star

By SL International - Jun 24, 2017 01:01 PM

Northern Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has revealed former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson was surprised when Louis Van Gaal sold this Red Devils star.

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O'Neil reveals he had meeting with Ferguson after the European Champions, where the legendary expressed his shock when Van Gaal sold Johnny Evans to West Bromwich Albion.

Evans won three Premier League titles at under Ferguson, but was sold during Van Gaal's reign for a reported fee of £6million.

"In September after last year's Euros, there was a conference in France for the coaches and Sir Alex was there talking about it and he openly said to me that he could not believe Van Gaal had sold Jonny from United," O'Neill told the Belfast Telegraph.

"Having seen him come through, Sir Alex felt Jonny would spend his whole career at United or certainly to the latter stages of his career.

"I think there were a lot of factors why he ended up at West Brom. In the previous two years he had an injury and at Manchester United they had Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic.

"Then Jonny and there was a succession plan that didn't happen because of the change in manager.

"At that time he was on the radar of other big clubs. I know that for a fact but they possibly had reservations about him because of the injuries he had and because he maybe hadn't played as much in the previous 18 months. That was just unfortunate."

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Do you think Van Gaal was right to sell Evans? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Zabbyy Joined: 07 Sep 2015
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Zabbyy Jun 27, 2017 06:09 PM
LVG is crazy he also sold van persie and Di maria
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jun 26, 2017 02:42 AM
Van gaal has killed united that time.
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Faysal Jun 24, 2017 08:37 PM
Ok
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jun 24, 2017 02:48 PM
Every coach hv his kind of players he want to work wth bt LVG fail wth all material was signed
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jun 24, 2017 02:36 PM
Who is that Johnny Walker cow?

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