Roberto Martinez suggests Everton can't cope without midfielder Gareth Barry

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez saw his Everton side lose 1-0 to Manchester United on Sunday.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez told a press conference on Sunday that he feels the Toffees miss Gareth Barry, as seen in the video above.

Everton travelled to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon to take on Manchester United, and after losing 2-0 to Arsenal in disappointing fashion before the international break, manager Martinez was looking for a big response.

However, the Toffees fell flat again with a 1-0 defeat, as Anthony Martial's second half winner handed Everton a third successive Premier League defeat.

Martinez is under increasing pressure from Everton fans after an underwhelming season, with another defeat adding to the recent misery for Toffees fans.

After the game, manager Martinez spoke to the media, and as seen above, he suggested that Everton missed the presence of midfielder Gareth Barry.

The 35-year-old was suspended for the trip to Old Trafford, with Tom Cleverley and James McCarthy starting in the heart of midfield in his place.

Barry provides experience to a youthful Everton side, and Martinez claims that his side can't cope without the former England international in the team.

"I don't think we cope with not having Gareth Barry around," said Martinez. "We are a team that probably needs that direction. We've got outstanding footballers and outstanding young talent, but we need that guidance and experienced head, and we haven't been able to cope without Gareth Barry," he added.

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