Martinez ready for Man United

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is ready to take on Manchester United.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez is ready to take on Manchester United. Picture: Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - Everton coach Roberto Martinez is being respectful ahead of their match against Manchester United at Old Trafford tonight.

Martinez has refused to make comments about former Toffee's boss David Moyes ahead of the clash.

Speaking on Everton's website, the Spaniard refused to be drawn into a debate about football managers.

"Probably from the outside it seems an attractive proposition to speak about the managers, but football is not about managers.

"Football is about the players, the institutions, and the two football clubs with incredible tradition facing each other. It's going to be a great game."

Martinez says his team knows United are not the defending champions for nothing.

"We pay huge respect to the champions. You don't win this league unless you've got something special.

"We'll have to be at our best to compete, but we want to be ourselves and it's a good challenge to look forward to."