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Moyes hands Fellaini a warning

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David Moyes: 'I think sometimes the players, when they go away on international duty, have their egos massaged' © PA Photos
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David Moyes has warned Marouane Fellaini to watch his words after the midfielder cast doubt over his Everton future.

Fellaini, 24, told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad last weekend that he might leave Goodison Park as soon as January.

The Belgium international, who signed a contract through to 2016 last November, did not deny making the comments, although he later backtracked via a statement on his Facebook page, in which he said: "Let me remind you that I am very happy in Liverpool."

Moyes felt Fellaini was naive for making his original comments, but has not disciplined the midfielder and insists the matter will not be taken any further.

"I think sometimes the players, when they go away on international duty, have their egos massaged and things are said when they maybe think they are talking to a different audience," Moyes said.

"They think maybe they can say things which don't matter - well, it does matter and I've made Marouane aware of that. The transfer window shut a while ago, so it doesn't really matter. These things happen. I've had a word with him and we move on."

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