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Schmeichel: Evans should now be Man Utd captain

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel admits he still doesn't understand how Jonny Evans was allowed to leave the club.

The Northern Irishman came through the ranks at United, but was sold to West Brom in 2015.

He now plays his football for high flying Leicester and has established himself at the heart of the defence.

Speaking on MUTV's Group Chat, he said: "We need to tighten up at the back, and I've got a name for you. I watch Leicester every game, and of course my son plays there so I wouldn't like this guy to leave, but I just don't understand that we could sell Jonny Evans.

"He is just incredible. Plays every game now, I know he had injury problems when he was with us, but I don't think he ever really got the time to get through them.

"Plays every game, he's an absolute born leader, he talks – you can hear this now – he talks and talks and talks, he directs everyone, he makes everyone around him better. And I could just see him in the centre of the defence at our place and it would improve it so much.

"Sir Alex always looked at Jonny Evans as the next captain, the next one that is going to lead the team, and that for me is probably the most important thing about him as a player.

"It is that quality, he is a born leader. And it's interesting watching football these days because you can actually hear how any team, or how any player, communicates on the pitch.

"And for a lot of teams, it's very, very quiet. It doesn't have the same sort of noise on the pitch as my time, when everyone was talking and shouting all the time and giving directions.

"But you hear Jonny, you can hear him all the time, and I think if you can bring some of that quality into what we have at the moment, that's going to improve it so much.

"I look at the goals we are conceding, I would say with just adding a little bit of quality, we could prevent literally every one of them. We're not conceding difficult goals, there's always some kind of mistake."

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