Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs has insisted that the time has come to draw a line under the Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra incident, The
Suarez’s refusal to shake the hand of the United captain marred a 2-1 victory for the Premier League champions at Old Trafford, which saw them keep the pressure on Manchester City. The Fair Play handshake at the start of every game has been a problem this season, with the FA scrapping the handshake before QPR and Chelsea’s FA Cup tie at Loftus Road. Giggs is in his 21st season of English football and believes that players will shake hands, regardless of whether it is before the game or after.
The 38 year old said: ‘It’s only this season where it (the handshake) has been a problem. If you ask most players, they’d take it or leave it. It’s just part of the build-up. It’s what you do and you are used to doing it. But if they take it away, so what? Players would still shake hands after the game.’
Giggs is now hopeful that the rivalry between United and Liverpool can now remain on a football level and not something from outside. The former Welsh international is coming up to his 22nd season with the Premier League champions after he signed a new one year extension on his deal. Giggs is expected to be part of the squad that travel to Amsterdam to face Ajax on Thursday and if he plays, the Welshman will make his 900th Manchester United appearance.
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