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.

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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