Why should we talk Fergie dismisses Liverpool's hopes of clearing the air over Suarez racism row
Sir Alex Ferguson has questioned the need for peace talks ahead of
Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Liverpool at
Old Trafford on February 11.
Relations between the two clubs have been soured since the racism row
between Luis Suarez and Patrice Evra exploded when the two sides last
met in October.
Peace talks United boss Ferguson has questioned the need for them in the wake of the racism row involving Luis Suarez (left)
Further bad blood was spilled as Liverpool attempted to defend their
striker, with the Reds questioning why Suarez’s word was being ignored
in favour of Evra.
Subsequently, Suarez was found guilty of making racist comments by an
independent disciplinary commission and banned for eight matches.
Yet even in accepting the punishment earlier this week, Liverpool – and
Suarez – have avoided any suggestion of an apology to Evra.
Controversial: Suarez and Evra in the now infamous match between Liverpool and United in October
United have said nothing on the entire matter, other than questioning
the need for Liverpool’s statements in support of the Uruguayan prior to
the disciplinary hearing.
Privately they have been irritated by Liverpool’s stance though and
Ferguson has cooled talk of discussions between the two clubs, reports
of which emerged on Friday, before they meet again, by which time
Suarez will be available.
Growing anger: A Manchester City supporter holds up an anti-racism banner during Tuesday's match against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium
'It is nice of them to do it through the press,' said Ferguson.
'You would have thought they would come to Manchester United first.
'I do not see why there is any need for it. But I have nothing to say about it.'