Roberto Martinez expects David Moyes will get good reception

Everton boss Roberto Martinez expects predecessor David Moyes to be given a warm welcome when Manchester United visit Goodison Park on Sunday.

Martinez, 40, succeeded Moyes when the 50-year-old Scot left last summer to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

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And the Spaniard says Everton fans should recognise Moyes's achievements in his 11 years at the club.

"His job at Everton deserves that," he said. "His work has been terrific."

A tearful Moyes, who led the Toffees to eight top-eight finishes in his 10 full seasons in charge, was given a standing ovation after his final match at Goodison last May.

But he upset some Everton officials when he attempted to sign Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in a joint £28m deal.

Toffees director of communications Alan Myers described the offer as "derisory and insulting".

Moyes, who eventually signed Fellaini for £27.5m on deadline day last summer, was given a hostile reception by the visiting fans during the Premier League match between the sides at Old Trafford in December.

Martinez & Moyes this season

  • Roberto Martinez has won 19 of his 34 league games in charge of Everton
  • David Moyes has suffered 10 defeats in his 33 Premier League games as United boss
  • Everton, with 66 points, have already surpassed their record Premier League points haul of 65, set in 2008
  • Manchester United have won 24 points at home this season, fewer than Hull City (25) and Crystal Palace (26)

But Martinez believes the Goodison Park crowd will want to thank the Glaswegian when he makes his first return as United manager.

"We are a club full of integrity and style, so we will show the respect to David Moyes and what he's done at our football club," said Martinez.

"We all know he's the Manchester United manager now and I'm sure that reception will be very much different, but every Evertonian has got great memories of the job that he did."

Moyes was reluctant to speak about the reception he might receive this weekend but praised the Everton supporters for their backing during his time at the club.

"The game is not about me, it's about Everton and Manchester United," he said.

"I was proud to be manager of Everton at that time but my job now is to make sure I get a result for Manchester United.

"The fans were always terrific in my time there, they were very supportive and always right behind the team."

Everton go into Sunday's game after their Champions League hopes suffered a setback with a 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The Toffees are fifth in the Premier League, one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal with four games to play.

Victory over seventh-placed United would ensure a first league double over the Red Devils since the 1969-70 season.