Martinez wants Everton to play their natural game

Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants his team to play their attacking brand of football when they face champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants his team to play their attacking brand of football when they face champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.

"If we want to do something special this season we need to break that mentality of going to the big grounds and not being able to get good wins," he said.

"If you look at the last 10 years we have never beaten Manchester United or Arsenal or Chelsea or Liverpool at their own grounds and that for us is something we need to address.

"We need to make sure we are ourselves, we need to know exactly how we are going to play and who we are.

"It doesn't matter who you are playing against or where you are playing you need to be able to perform with great standards and that is a fantastic test and challenge to have on Wednesday.

"We have only had one defeat (at Manchester City) this season and that has given us a great confidence and a great understanding of how we need to approach every game.

"When we went to the Etihad we were ourselves for 70 minutes and that is no way good enough to get a positive result.

"We need to learn from that but we are excited to go to Old Trafford and pay them the respect they deserve as they are champions.

"I do feel the game at Old Trafford is as big a test as we are going to get but after 13 games in the league I feel we are ready for that.

"That's our aim. I don't know how long it's going to take us but if we want to be successful over the course of the season we should be able to go anywhere and be ourselves.

"Will that happen overnight, will that happen in five months? We will have to wait and see.

"But I think the success of a team over the course of a season is measured when you can be yourself wherever you go and whoever you face."

 
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