Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has come out to back Jonny Evans’ decision to leave Manchester United for West Bromwich Albion, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The 27-year-old completed his move to the Hawthorns at the end of last month for about £6million with £2million add-ons, penning a four-year deal with the club.
He has now ended his 12-year spell with United after he struggled to hold down a regular role under manager Louis van Gaal.
O’Neill revealed that he believes Evans is now happy that his future has been clarified following the completion of his move to WBA.
“He’s delighted that it’s been resolved,” he said.
“He’s had no real experience of West Brom yet, he’s not been in the door and he hasn’t trained or anything like that. But I think he’s just glad that it was eventually settled.”
The Northern Ireland international only managed to register 17 Premier League appearances last term and didn’t even feature once for his now former side this season.
Despite having a number of players unavailable, Van Gaal decided to use versatile midfielder Daley Blind as a centre-back, completely overlooking Evans for the role.