Date:Thursday December 5 2013
All the build up to Everton's match against Manchester United was always going to circulate around former boss David Moyes.
After eleven years at Goodison Park Moyes left Everton to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
He was hand picked by his Scottish compatriot as the long term future of Manchester United and whether or not he will prove to be that man is up to them to decide.
For Everton it's now all about Roberto Martinez and one of his first tasks at the helm was to shed the inferiority complex that Everton had picked up during the eleven years of David Moyes reign at Goodison Park.
David Moyes never found much luck at Old Trafford whilst in charge of Everton.
After walking in through the Goodison Park entrance in March 2002 he never won at Old Trafford. Eleven visits and just three single points from three draws and eight defeats.
It was a similar record at the likes of Anfield, Stamford Bridge and Arsenal's Highbury and Emirates Stadium's.
Under David Moyes, Everton went to these places in order to survive, a tactic often criticised as being overly negative.
'I remember going there (to Old Trafford) as a (Everton) manager. You want to get out of Old Trafford alive, that used to be our saying,' Moyes said shortly after walking out on Everton for Manchester United in the summer.
It's a quote that Moyes will now be forever remembered by with Roberto Martinez winning at his first attempt with Everton.
You can read all the reports you like on how Manchester United wasted their chances, but the record books will read Man Utd 0-1 Everton.
'I couldn't be prouder. We never felt inferior, we kept doing what we are good at. I have always felt this squad was capable of going anywhere and playing teams eye to eye. Martinez told the BBC after the game.
He continued: 'The second half performance was a lot better. We had real composure in the final third. I thought it showed a real indication of what can be achieved but we have done nothing yet. We need to carry on improving and prove we can perform like that anywhere in the league.
'We have got a fantastic blend of experience and arrogant young players and that excites me.'
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Date:Thursday December 5 2013
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