Roberto Martinez eyes rare Everton win at Man United

Roberto Martinez wants Everton to secure a rare win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday night

Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martínez took over from David Moyes at Everton Photo: Back Page Images

Roberto Martinez has urged Everton to address their poor record against the Premier League’s traditional “big four” ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Old Trafford.

The Toffees are level on points with fourth-placed Liverpool after an impressive 4-0 victory over Stoke City at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Everton haven’t won at United since the Premier League’s inaugural season in 1992, and Martinez warned his side there would be no margin for error.

“We’ve not won away at Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool for 10 years. We need to address that,” Martinez said.

“Football is not about managers, it’s about players and football clubs with incredible traditions.

“When you visit the champions, you know you have no margin for error. But I think we’re ready for that type of test.”

Martinez was named as David Moyes’ successor at Goodison in the summer after guiding Wigan Athletic to FA Cup glory in May.

And on Monday, the Spaniard’s successor at the Latics, Owen Coyle, was sacked by the club after just six months in charge.

“In football you get that sort of situation where if the results don’t go right they are going to take big decision,” Martinez added.

“All I want is the best for Wigan. I always keep a close eye on them and I hope everything can have the effect that is needed.

“Owen worked really hard to try to achieve promotion and now the change has been confirmed hopefully everything works for the best for the football club.”

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