Phil Jagielka sends message to Everton fans on Instagram, Tim Howard responds

Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United clears the ball during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Sheffield United at Goodison Park on September 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

Phil Jagielka parted company with Everton in the summer transfer window and joined Sheffield United.

Phil Jagielka of Sheffield United clears the ball during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Sheffield United at Goodison Park on September 21, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

Sheffield United central defender Phil Jagielka has taken to Instagram to send a message to Everton fans.

Jagielka has said that returning to Goodison Park on Saturday for the first time since leaving Everton in the summer transfer window was emotional.

 

The 37-year-old English central defender has also stated that he will never forget the reception that he got, and former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard - now on the books of Colorado Rapids - has responded to his message.

 
 
 
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Was a very emotional day today! Great result for the team . Will never forget the reception I got thanks again

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Howard responded: "Wish I was there to witness today Skip! Miss those days at Goodison with you brother.”

Jagielka parted company with Everton at the end of last season when his contract ran out, and the 37-year-old returned to the Blades in the summer transfer window.

The Englishman had been on the books of the Toffees since 2007 when he joined from United for a transfer fee reported by The Times to be worth £4 million.

The defender was part of the Blades squad that got the better of Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The 37-year-old did not start the match, but the defender came on as a substitute in the 64th minute.

Phil Jagielka and John Egan of Sheffield United shake hands during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Sheffield United at Goodison Park on September 21, 2019 in Liverpool,...

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