Starting his career with the Red Devils when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was still a Manchester United player, Jonny Evans was sold to West Brom in 2015 for £8 million after making 200 appearances for the Red Devils in 9 years.
“You know, Jonny Evans should have been a Manchester United player now, of course," Solskjaer said ahead of his side's FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester on Sunday.
"But sometimes football takes you other places when changes in management happen.
“I’m sure that Jonny Evans has feelings for Manchester United and we have feelings for him too.
“So it is a pleasure to see him playing as well as he does and we just have to move on.
"But of course, local lads – I call them local lads, you know what I mean – we want to build our next youth team on players like Jonny Evans, if you like.
“With Mason Greenwood, Scott McTominay and Dean Henderson and all of the lads, added on with top quality players of course.”
Manchester United will face Leicester City in the FA Cup on Sunday before heading to the international break.