The Toffees are not at all happy with the offer from the champions.
Manchester United’s £28m double bid for Everton stars Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini has been labeled by the Merseyside club as ‘derisory and insulting.’
The Toffees are not at all happy with the offer from the Red Devils and have made their feelings well known.
“Everton can confirm that it has received bids from Manchester United for two players,” a statement from the club read.
“Those bids were immediately rejected out of hand as derisory and insulting.”
United have now risked a breakdown in relations with the hierarchy at Goodison Park, despite things being quite amicable before due to David Moyes now being manager at Old Trafford.
This therefore means that the Premier League champions may have to bid way over the odds for Baines and Fellaini and could have even stopped any deal happening altogether.
The pair are widely believed to be Everton’s two best players and therefore new boss Roberto Martinez will not want to lose them now the season is underway.
Yet Moyes is keen to improve the squad at United, with only South American youngster Guillermo Varela being bought in this summer and the club lacking in midfield following the retirement of Paul Scholes.
Baines has become regarded as one of the finest full-backs in the country in recent years and was named in the PFA’s Team of the Year for 2012/13.
Fellaini meanwhile was the club’s top-scorer last term and is versatile in midfield – as the Belgian can operate defensively or as a No.10.