Steven Davis offers up advice to Jonny Evans as he weighs up contract situation

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Steven Davis says he would love Jonny Evans to keep playing as long as possible. The defender is reportedly in talks with Manchester United over extending his deal after returning to the club last summer.

Evans played 30 games in all competitions for United last season, including 23 in the Premier League, while he also came off the bench in the FA Cup final. The 36-year-old is currently with David and the Northern Ireland squad preparing for the friendlies against Spain and Andorra.

The former skipper, who was forced to retire from the game due to injury back in January, wants to see his former teammate carry on for club and country. “I’m not sure what’s happening at this minute in time because there’s potentially a lot of change at United," said Davis.

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"I think he’s probably been surprised in a good way this season with the amount he’s been involved and the number of games he’s played. And from what I’ve seen he’s done well every time he’s played and I’m sure there will be a conversation around that. Obviously I’d love Jonny to keep playing as long as possible and I’d advise him to play for as long as possible.

“It’s great Jonny wanted to be involved [in the friendlies]. It’s great for the younger boys to have Jonny there and I know he’s always enjoyed being with Northern Ireland."

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