West Ham boss Curbs: It’s time to get over Tevez

Curbs said: “Wigan made their statement — in fact, they made it quite a few times — because they believed in it and I have no problems with that.

“It’s a very emotive situation for the teams involved in it, not least Sheffield United. I’ve kept well out of it because I decided what will be, will be.

“We’ve had the first inquiry and the second one, and we thought it was over — but it’s still rumbling on.

“It’s now time to just get on with it.

“If Dave Whelan does come to the game, I don’t think there will be any problem at all.

“When we won up there last season our chairman said it was very civil in the boardroom after the game.

“I don’t think this game is any more important to them than beating Sunderland last week.

“I can understand the emotions surrounding it but it’s a new season and we’ve just got to put it behind us.”