Everton latest: Praise for Deulofeu as Martinez looks to United

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The praise keeps on coming for on-loan winger Gerard Deulofeu, after the Barcelona man tore Stoke City apart at the weekend. Everton midfielder Gareth Barry was vocal in his praise for the 19 year old, and insists that there is a lot more to come from the Spain Under 21 international.

"We have seen it all season in training but he's had to be patient and wait for his chance because a lot of other players have been doing well too," said Barry.

"He is so difficult to mark one on one, he loves getting at players and has a lot of pace and he made it difficult for his full-back. You can give yourself a yard but he has the pace to make it up. He will be difficult to play against and the more he gets his chances I am sure he will improve again.

Deulofeu's next appearance will most likely be against Manchester United on Wednesday night, as former Toffees boss David Moyes makes his first return to Goodison Park since he left for Old Trafford in the summer. However, his replacement, Roberto Martinez, appears unconcerned by the return of Moyes, and insists that Everton has progressed since he left the club.

"I don't think that is something that I spend much time (thinking) about. I think David Moyes did a fantastic job over the last 11 years and that is what I want to keep. Everything else that has happened are normal situations which would occur in football From our point of view I will always look at Everton in terms of getting stronger and progressing internally and on the pitch and I think we have done that in the last five months.

"It is not our style to look elsewhere. We want to assess ourselves what we do internally, not having to look elsewhere."

Martinez was dealt a blow in the transfer market, as MLS side LA Galaxy stated that Landon Donovan would not be allowed to leave the club on loan. Donovan was heavily linked with a third loan spell at Goodison Park over the weekend, but his manager Bruce Arena says that Donovan is going nowhere.

Everton have however been linked with a move for Wycombe youngster Kourtney Hause, with Blackpool, Huddersfield and West Brom also reportedly eyeing a move for the 18 year old centre back. Hause is highly rated at Adams Park, and extended his stay with the club until 2015, but his impressive displays are attracting interest from bigger clubs.

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