Patrice Evra has reflected back on the season and the incident with Luis Suarez at Old Trafford. After being found guilty of racially abusing Evra, Suarez then refused to shake his hand ahead of kick off.

“The whole thing was so difficult,” Evra told the official site. “People thought my celebration at the end of the Liverpool game was because Suarez had abused me, but it was more than that. I wanted say thanks to my team-mates. I know everybody was playing to win for Manchester United, but it was also a little bit for me. That game was the most pressure I’ve ever felt in my life – and all to do with shaking his hand. It was very difficult to decide what to do before the game. Many people would never try to shake his hand. But I tried and he refused. For me, it was like, “What’s going on?” You see the first tackle, a tackle on Rio Ferdinand? If it was Suarez then I could have had a red card straight away and I’d have been off the pitch.”




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