Erik ten Hag has revealed Manchester United are in talks with Jonny Evans

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Jonny Evans is in talks with Manchester United about extending his contract, according to Erik ten Hag.

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The 35-year-old defender joined the team in July after signing a short-term contract. He was a product of the United Academy and won three Premier League championships while playing for Sir Alex Ferguson.

Evans was part of the Reds’ squad during pre-season and his future was a topic of conversation during the manager’s pre-match press conference for Saturday’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur.

When asked about the center-back’s future, Ten Hag offered an insight into the ongoing discussions between the club and the Northern Ireland international.

“No, [Harry Maguire’s situation] doesn’t affect that,” he said.

“We will see. We are in talks and when we have news, we will bring that, as always.

“In this moment, [he’s] not [under a long-term contract]. I have to say, it’s a short [deal] for this month, he’s under contract. But we are talking.”

While talks are ongoing with Evans, Erik maintained that he is happy with his group of players, adding that the Reds would ‘strike’ if there was an appropriate opportunity in the transfer market before the window closes on Friday 1 September.

“Our squad is covered,” he said. “All the positions are covered.

“But yeah, of course, we are Man United, we are always looking for improvement.

“When there’s the opportunity, we will strike also in the last two weeks.”

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