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Ex-Man United teammates among stars paying tribute to Jonny Evans in emotional video

This article was first published in September 2022.

Jonny Evans tribute video.

Former Manchester United teammates were among those who have paid tribute to Jonny Evans, ahead of his 100th cap for Northern Ireland back in September.

To mark the occasion, the Northern Ireland media team sat Evans down to watch a video which consisted of tributes from former and current teammates and coaches, as well as family members.

Tribute video.

Teammates from Evans’ trophy-laden days at Manchester United such as Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and John O’Shea were among those who appeared on screen, while Baraclough himself also said a few words, as did Michael O’Neill, his predecessor as Northern Ireland manager.

Lawrie Sanchez, the man who gave Evans his international debut, recalled the Belfast native’s debut against Spain in 2006, while there were also tributes from current Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers and Foxes teammate James Maddison.

The Evans family.

There were also appearances from Evans’ parents, his wife Helen and their children, as well as current Northern Ireland teammates and coaches from his days as a young footballer.

When the 34-year-old eventually retires, he will be able to claim that he his century of caps coincided with Northern Ireland lifting themselves from the doldrums of European football to one of their brightest eras in recent memory.

In 2016, Evans was part of the first ever Northern Ireland squad to appear at a European Championship, playing every minute as they made it to the last 16 of the tournament.

Jonny Evans

Early days.

As a young defender at Man United, he was a key part of the squad in the final years of Alex Ferguson, before being sold to West Bromwich Albion in 2015 as Louis van Gaal ushered in a new era at Old Trafford.

During his time at the club, Evans won three Premier League medals and two League Cups, before adding the FA Cup to his collection with Leicester in 2021.

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