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Mick McCarthy wants to offer Jonny Evans an Old Trafford escape route.

The Wolves boss has been frustrated in his attempts to sign a new defender this summer with deals for Roger Johnson and Matt Mills both stalling.

He is now expected to turn to Evans, who could be surplus to requirements at Manchester United next season.

The Northern Ireland star will be down the pecking order following the emergence of Chris Smalling and the arrival of Phil Jones from Blackburn in a £16m deal.

McCarthy tried to land Evans in 2008 but the 24-year-old opted to join Sunderland on loan and helped them win promotion to the Premier League under Roy Keane.

But McCarthy has kept close tabs on Evans, who endured a mixed campaign for Sir Alex Ferguson’s men last season.

He came under fire for his role in United’s shock 4-0 Carling Cup defeat at West Ham in November and was frozen out by Fergie until January.

But McCarthy would still relish the chance to land Evans, even if it is on a 12-month loan deal.

Fergie is prepared to let Wes Brown and John O’Shea leave United this summer but would not be willing to sell Evans as well.

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