Manchester United boss David Moyes has insisted he will show ‘no emotion’ as his side prepares for the visit of former club Everton at Old Trafford on Wednesday, writes Manchester
Despite being at the helm of Everton for 11 years, Moyes is certain not to give any emotion, as United are just eighth in the Premier League table after 13 matches.
Moyes has stressed his focus will be completely on the match on Wednesday evening, saying: “I’m not that emotional a person. I’d rather get on with the game. It is about getting three points to try and make sure we are in a good position and keeping hanging in. After the game I will be the first one to see the Everton players and say hello to them. I will also see all the staff at Everton for a drink afterwards.
“But there can’t be any emotion because that is not me. I am at another club now and my club at United is what I am interested in and make sure I get results for.”
Moyes was also reluctant to say whether he will celebrate a United goal if scored during the fixture, which he insists is not an issue on his mind.
“Well I’ve not planned it. I’ve not thought about it. All I know is that I’m manager of Manchester United,” he added.
“I’ve got great respect for Everton, their chairman, their players, their supporters but from my point of view I’m Manchester United manager now and I don’t think they’d expect anything different.”
Moyes left Goodison Park on good terms with the supporters, but when returning in the summer in an attempt to reel Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to Old Trafford, the club labeled the potential bid of £28m as “derisory and insulting”.
Moyes was successful in taking Fellaini with him to United and that could have unsettled the relationship he had with his former club ahead of Wednesday evening’s fixture.
Moyes’ side are nine points off the league leaders Arsenal and will be desperate for a win against Everton if they are to stay within touching distance of the title race.
See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Man Utd v Everton