Leighton Baines was linked with Manchester United during the summer and they began to become more interested in him in January. The team expressed interest in having him join Manchester United and it began to become a plausible idea until the star player experienced an unfortunate injury.
After fracturing his toe, the Toffees have had a setback with Leighton Baines. He could be out for six weeks following the game with Liverpool and sustaining the injury in the last ten minutes of the game. The game concluded with a tie; 3 to 3.
However, the Toffees are not liking the idea of losing Baines to a different team and are very set on keeping him. Martinez, the Toffee's coach has said that Leighton Baines won't be going anywhere until his injury has healed. He is also does not favor the idea of having Baines leave the team, and said that he wants him on the team for the long-term as he sees Baines as a high quality player and an asset to the team.
For now, Baines should focus on getting better after fracturing his toe so that he can get back into the games and begin playing again. Martinez wants Leighton Baines to focus on getting better before he makes any decisions about switching from the Toffees to Manchester United.