Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has jokingly suggested that he owes ex-Red Jonny Evans a coffee for his role in helping the club secure Champions League qualification.
Evans had a disastrous performance for Leicester City on the Premier League final day showdown last month.
The Northern Irish defender conceded a vital penalty and was sent off in the closing stages for a horrendous challenge on Scott McTominay.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side defeated Leicester 2-0 at the King Power Stadium, in a game that guaranteed an unlikely third place finish and Champions League football for next season.
Bruno Fernandes scored the penalty that was given away by Evans and Jessie Lingard capitalised on Kasper Schmeichel’s error in injury time.
Matic spoke to the UTD Podcast to preview the Europa League semi-final clash with Sevilla on Sunday, but was inclined to bring up Evans’ fateful error against the Reds.
“I also want to say hi to Jonny,” Matic told UTD Podcast presenter Helen Evans (Jonny’s wife), as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
“And thank him for the penalty. I owe him a coffee when I see him!”
The Serbian midfielder was rested for the quarter-final against FC Copenhagen on Monday but is likely to return to the starting XI against Sevilla.
Matic will have a key role in nullifying the threat of Argentinean playmaker Ever Banega, who ran the show against Wolves in the La Liga side’s quarter-final.