Man Utd fullback Eva: Occasion bigger than Liverpool's Suarez and I

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra insists their victory at Liverpool was bigger than any feud with Luis Suarez.

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra insists their victory at Liverpool was bigger than any feud with Luis Suarez.

Evra shrugged off the pre-match talk about his handshake with Luis Suarez to instead focus on the bigger picture.

"It was not an easy game," he stressed. "There was a lot of tension and emotion beforehand and, in the end, we get the three points. It's all we talk about - winning - because we have done our job and well done to everyone.

"I think the most important word today was respect because it was a game between two big clubs that have both had big tragedies. That's why, although a lot of people were talking about me shaking hands with Suarez, the story of the clubs is bigger than that. It's why I think if I didn't shake his hand, I didn't respect the story of both clubs.

"In the end, this time, he shook my hand and it was more important to respect the families who lost a lot of people."

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