The spitting incident was very much out of character for Evans, who many involved at Manchester United would describe as a model professional.
In terms of form, Evans has gone completely backwards since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. Once upon a time United fans thought he would one day cement a spot in the starting eleven, but now that looks increasingly unlikely.
Even the Old Trafford faithful have lost patience with Evans and the thought of signing a truly world-class defender this summer is mouth-watering.
The Northern Ireland defender has made just 17 appearances for the Red Devils this season and has fallen behind Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Paddy McNair in the defensive pecking order.
Louis van Gaal is also reportedly interested in Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels – per the Daily Mail - and Valencia's Nicolas Otamendi – per the Daily Star - which will only push Evans further down the list and, at the age of 27-years-old, he needs to be playing regularly.