His capacity for handling pressure was impressive, fostered partially by the experience he gained away from United in two loan spells at Sunderland.
Evans’s move was announced after West Brom picked up its first win of the season with a 1-0 triumph at nine-man Stoke City on Pulis’s return to the Britannia Stadium.
Manchester United are holding out for an offer of £12m for Jonny Evans, according to reports.
“He said how much he was enjoying his football so that was a big part when West Brom came in for me”.
Meanwhile, United won’t miss Evans in terms of his recent contributions to the side.
Evans played a total of 198 matches at Old Trafford.
“There was a time when there were really high hopes of him, but he had a few injuries and has had some other great players in front of him”.
Evans’ arrival in the west midlands is also now expected to signal the end of Joleon Lescott’s time with the Baggies.
“I had a good chat with Tony Pulis – I must call him the “gaffer” now – and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club”.
A regular under Sir Alex Ferguson, the 27-year-old made only 14 Premier League appearances last season alerting the likes of Pulis and Everton boss Roberto Martinez.
Should that happen a victory against Hungary in Belfast would mean Northern Ireland were guaranteed second spot, which is enough to reach next year’s finals in France.
“We know where we are lacking and we need more to be competitive in what is going to be a very competitive league this year”. One I’m looking forward to.