Manchester United to Everton: We're sorry... Allegedly

A letter has been sent from Old Trafford to Goodison Park in an attempt to appease relations.

The Mirror have claimed Manchester United have sent a written apology to Everton in order to ask for forgiveness over the way they courted then-Toffees manager David Moyes, understood to have begun months before the official announcement he would succeed Old Trafford mainstay Sir Alex Ferguson.

Everton were pondering the merits of submitting a formal complaint with the Premier League but, with United's attempts to relieve some of the tensions between the two clubs, that complaint is not expected to be lodged.

According to reports, those at Goodison Park were infuriated at the timing of United's announcement that Moyes would follow Ferguson as club boss. United revealed Moyes' appointment on May 9, 2013, with two games remaining on Everton's calendar and the club allegedly feel it could have had an adverse effect on Everton's finish (they closed the season with 2-0 victory over West Ham United and a 2-0 loss to Chelsea).

While the row may not make it's way to the top brass at the Premier League, it may significantly impact any chance Moyes has on signing Leighton Baines.

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