Man Utd boss Ferguson: Suarez behaviour unfortunate

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says the behaviour of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez at Old Trafford last season was "unfortunate".

United's 2-1 home win over Liverpool in February marked a low point in the row that followed Luis Suarez’s racist slur against Patrice Evra at Anfield the previous October.

Having told manager Kenny Dalglish he would shake Evra’s hand at Old Trafford, the Suarez then refused, triggering a furious reaction from the Frenchman and subsequent apology from the Uruguay forward.

The pair shook hands at Anfield this season, leading Ferguson to conclude that it will be the football making the headlines this weekend.

"There will always be a certain build-up to a Manchester United-Liverpool game, simply because of the history between the two clubs, the two most successful in the country," he told Inside United.

"It brings its own agenda in terms of profile and pre-match discussion.

"Last year it was unfortunate with the Suarez behaviour. I think hopefully it is behind both clubs now and we can just look forward to the game."

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