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The champions have already made one 'derisory' bid for the duo and could make another £5m effort to sign the pair

Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines in pre-season action for Everton

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United's original offer of £28m was slammed as 'derisory and insulting' by David Moyes' former club

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Transfer news: Manchester United infuriate Everton with 'derisory and insulting' £28m bid for Leighton Baines AND Marouane Fellaini

Premier League champions have failed to increase their original bid for the England left-back while £16m bid for Fellaini is less than the Toffees paid for him five years ago

David Moyes said he wasn’t nervous before his first game

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Joking with the press is a sign Manchester United striker may be nearer making up than breaking away

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The champions open their campaign against Swansea

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