West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans has revealed the conversation between himself and former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson that led to his switch to the Baggies in 2015 took place on a golf buggy!
The chat between Evans and Fergie about his next career move took place on the back of a golf cart after the Ireland international was informed by Louis van Gaal that he was surplus to requirements at Manchester United.
Ahead of West Brom's trip to his former club on Saturday afternoon, Evans told the Irish Independent about the conversation which led to his departure.
He recalled: "
"He’s obviously big friends with Tony Pulis (at West Bromwich Albion) and was pushing me in that direction. I thanked him for that at the time and took his advice.”
Although the 29-year-old defender was not surprised by his own exit from the club, he did express his disbelief that fellow centre-back Michael Keane was allowed to leave Old Trafford.
He added: "
"Me, on the other hand, that wasn’t a surprise. I could see the signs. I felt like it was the time for that to happen. There was no problem. I was looking forward to a new challenge because I knew that once I got playing again, I could really push on."