Everton manager Roberto Martinez was fuming last night, accusing Manchester United and former Everton manager David Moyes of trying to unsettle two of his most important players.
Earlier in the week Manchester United put in an offer for both Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini of £28 million that the Goodison Park outfit described as “insulting.”
Former Toffee’s boss Moyes then had the nerve to say that if he was still in charge he would have sold them to United.
This according to Martinez is United bullying in an attempt to get what they want, with the Spaniard Martinez going on the offensive after Everton’s 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
He said: “If the managers start talking about players who are registered with other clubs it’s the end of the whole thing.
“People should look after their own things internally. I am sure they have their own issues like that.
“The last thing I want is to get into a war with a manager I really respect. But the business should be done more quietly”
“I could come out and give my opinions about his players, but I will be a bit more respectful than that.
“It’s unfortunate when you read it in the papers and people talk about your players.
“I could give you half an hour about my views about how other clubs are being run and how they have not been able to do any deals.
“But I am not going to go along with the farce that it has become.”