Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is pleased with the eight-match ban handed to Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. Ferguson says football was right to punish Luis Suarez for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

Boss Fergie said: "Our support of Patrice was obvious, right from the word go and that's still the same.

"The matter is over and I think we're satisfied they've found the right decision."

Liverpool striker Suarez was handed an eight-game ban by the FA.

Ferguson was also quick to prevent the situation escalating into a United-Liverpool club war.

He said: "It's not about Manchester United and Liverpool. It's an individual situation where a person was racially abused."