Following the recent headline incidents in the past few meetings between the two sides, Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping that Sunday’s meeting between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford can pass without incident, Sky
The talk surrounding the three previous meetings has been dominated by the race row between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra, where the Uruguayan was found guilty, fined £40,000 and banned for 8 matches. It was then at the next meeting between the two sides in February 2012 that Suarez refused to shake the hand of Evra.
The game at Anfield earlier this season saw the two players shake hands prior to kick-off, the manager was involved in a spat with Jonjo Shelvey when the midfielder was sent off and had a verbal altercation with Ferguson as he left the field.
Ferguson is now hoping that this issue between Suarez and Evra can be forgotten and the focus be put back on what, in footballing terms, will be an eagerly anticipated fixture between the country’s two most successful clubs.
“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,” Ferguson said.
After a number of positive results for Liverpool in this fixture, both home and away, Manchester United are looking to complete a Premier League double over the Merseyside outfit for the first time since 2008.
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