Everton manager David Moyes has accused Manchester City of "breaking the rules" and having "no class" in their pursuit of Joleon Lescott.
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 on Saturday evening.
"There is no doubt Manchester City treated us with little respect and broke rules in the summer transfer of Joleon Lescott," he said in his programme notes.
"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.
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