Moyes: Classless City broke rules
Everton manager David Moyes has accused Manchester City of
"breaking the rules" and having "no class" in their pursuit of
The England defender moved to Eastlands for £22million in the summer following a protracted transfer. Moyes still feels aggrieved and stated his case ahead of the meeting between the two clubs.
In his programme notes, he said: "There is no doubt Manchester City treated us with little respect and broke rules in the summer transfer of Joleon Lescott.
"I found it very difficult to accept that a club with so many similarities to Everton should suddenly start acting with no class." Moyes added: "It was not so long ago that City were very similar, in financial terms, to most teams.
"But then a couple of changes of ownership at the club saw things change quickly for them. With that comes a great deal of expectation."
City declined to comment on the issue. Lescott missed out on facing his former team-mates as he is recovering from a knee injury.