Fergie says Man U, Liverpool have moved on from Suarez racism row

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 11:31 hrs

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed the Red Devils and their traditional rivals Liverpool have both moved on from the racism row involving Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra ahead of their Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Sunday.

In December 2011, Liverpool striker Suarez was given an eight-game suspension for racially abusing United defender Evra at Anfield, the Daily Express reports.

There was further controversy when Suarez refused to shake Evra's hand before Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at United in February.

Ferguson branded the Uruguayan a disgrace and said Liverpool should sell him after that match, but the players shook hands before United's 2-1 win at Anfield in September.

Ferguson said there would always be a certain build-up before a United-Liverpool game because of the history between the two clubs and because of the fact that they are the two most successful in the country.

The wily Scot added that any game between United and Liverpool brings its own agenda in terms of profile and pre-match discussions.

Ferguson said that last year it was unfortunate with the Suarez behaviour but hopefully it's behind both clubs now and we can just look forward to the game. (ANI)

More from Sify: