Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that after refusing to shake Patrice Evra’s hand ahead of kick-off, Luis Suarez should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again.
“I could not believe it, I just could not believe it,” Ferguson said. “He’s a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club, that certain player should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. The history that club’s got and he does that and in a situation like today could have caused a riot. I was really disappointed in that guy, it was terrible what he did. It created a tension, you’ve seen the referee didn’t know what to do about it. It caught him off guard. It was a terrible start to the game, a terrible atmosphere it created.”
Ferguson carried on when speaking to MUTV, saying: “They’ve had a player banned for eight matches and they’re blaming Patrice Evra. I know who they should be bloody blaming!”
Kenny Dalglish unsurprisingly defended Suarez’s actions again, insisting he had done nothing wrong.
“I think you’re bang out of order to blame Luis Suarez for anything that happened here today,” he said. “I never knew Suarez refused to shake Evra’s hand. I wasn’t there, I never saw it. It’s contrary to what I’ve been told.”
The RoM Manchester United 2021-22 season preview is now available for just £6. It includes articles from the country's best football writers about our expectations for the season ahead and our brightest talents, as well as proposed transfer business and which youth players to keep an eye out for. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.