Manchester United fail with £28m joint-bid for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini
David Moyes is yet to make any major signings for Manchester United and the Scot has been thwarted once again in his attempt to land the signatures of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
August 19th, 2013
The Everton pair are high on Moyes’ wanted list, with the United boss having enjoyed working with the players at Goodison Park, although the Toffees are determined not sell two of their best players and have just rebuffed an offer of £28million.
Both Baines and Fellaini were in the Everton team that drew 2-2 at Norwich on Saturday and neither have shown any indication of wanting to leave the club, although the Belgian did state an ambition to being playing Champions League football a few months ago while Moyes was Everton manager.
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney continues to be a United player and team-mate Michael Carrick has stated that the forward remains part of the furniture at Old Trafford despite a reluctance to join in the goal celebrations at Swansea.
Asked if he was glad to see Rooney come on as a substitute, Carrick said: “Yes. I thought he came on and looked good. He set up two goals and that’s what he’s all about. He’s a real threat. He got a bit of a whack [on his Achilles] when he made Danny’s second but I’m sure he’ll be all right. He’s a big Manchester United player. He’s one of us and we all stick together.
“When we’re on the pitch we fight for each other and do what we can for Wayne. He’s certainly part of that.”