Ferguson cool over Evra-Suarez handshake
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has played down
concerns over the first meeting between Patrice Evra and Liverpool
striker Luis Suarez since the Uruguayan’s racism ban.
Liverpool travel to Old Trafford on Saturday with Suarez
expected to feature after completing the eight-match penalty he
incurred after he was found to have racially abused Evra.
The Anfield side, with manager Kenny Dalglish in the vanguard,
have persistently defended Suarez’s actions but Ferguson shrugged
off concerns over lingering bad feeling.
Asked about the usual pre-match handshake between players, he
said: “I have not even thought about that.
“It has never been an issue. We are concentrating on the
Although Dalglish has had no hesitation in speaking out in
defence of Suarez, insisting after his side had dropped points in a
0-0 draw at home to Tottenham on Monday that the Uruguayan should
not have been punished, Ferguson declined to comment on Suarez’s
He added: “We have kept our counsel, which was the right thing
“We will keep it that way.”