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Fergie Bits Back At Suarez

Alex Ferguson has responded to claims by Luis Suarez that Manchester United control the politics in the English game.

Ferguson who wants the issue put to bed said of the comments “It’s not going to go away if Suarez keeps on making headlines out of it. It was nothing to do with Manchester United.”

Liverpool boss at the time of the incident, Kenny Dalglish, was sacked at the end of the season and Fergie believes it was his support of Luis Suarez that ultimately cost him his job. He said “I think John Henry has obviously looked at the Suarez incident and felt it wasn’t handled in the right way. I think that must have been part of it. It certainly wasn’t a nice thing to happen, you know.”

The United boss also claims he wasn’t surprised at his fellow countryman’s sacking.

Suarez was banned for eight matches by the FA and Liverpool boss always backed his striker, among his continued backing of Suarez in the media it was also Dalglish’s idea that the Liverpool squad would wear t-shirts in support of their banned teammate.

Suarez’s comments may have come of a surprise to many after new Liverpool boss, Brendan Rogers, said it is time for Suarez to move on and for the whole issue to be consigned to the past.

Ferguson was speaking in Durban, South Africa as United kicked off their pre-season with a 1-0 win against AmaZulu.

Suarez Blasts English Football Politics

The Liverpool striker has claimed that Manchester United run the politics within the English game and that was the deciding factor in the Evra race row. He stated “Within Liverpool, many people were convinced that Manchester politics was behind the Evra episode.”

Suarez speaking to Uruguayan TV also suggested that the ‘Evra episode’ was created to ban Suarez he said “In fact, I think it was all arranged against me again, as it had happened with the punishment.”

Speaking of English football politics he said “In England, Manchester United has this political power, and you have to respect that and shut your mouth”.

Suarez was handed an eight match ban after being charged with racial insults towards United left back Patrice Evra and was also fined £40,000.

 

Suarez may want to be more careful in his next interview as he may find himself in more hot water with the FA.

 

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