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Everton boss Martinez dismisses Man Utd talk over Fellaini absence

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insists there was nothing untoward over the absence of Marouane Fellaini for victory over Real Betis.

There has been speculation linking the Belgium international with a move to Manchester United in the past week but Martinez pointed out his absence was due to an infected cut in his leg.

The Spaniard told the club's website: "Marouane would have been available if it was a competitive game.

"He picked up a cut on the US tour. Bearing in mind he has to join the Belgium squad now - and in two days the infection will clear - I didn't want to risk hurting him."

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