Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping that Evra and Suarez have buried their past issues as they face each other on Sunday. Liverpool will travel to Manchester when the teams go one one-on-one.
Suarez gave a £40,000 fine and then faced an eight-match ban when he had racially abused Patrice Evra last season. He, then, did not shake hands with him in the next fixture and that became much of an issue.
However, since then, there has been heat going on between the players and that was shown when the teams faced each other at Anfield, earlier this season. Fergie is hoping that issue will not come up again on Sunday.
“There will always be a certain build-up to a Manchester United and Liverpool games,” Ferguson told reporters. “That’s simply because of the history between the two clubs, the two most successful in the country – it brings its own agenda in terms of profile and pre-match discussion.
“Last year it was unfortunate with the Suarez behavior. But I think hopefully it’s behind both clubs now and we can just look forward to the game.”
Fergie also spoke of how much of rollercoaster ride Manchester United was on in 2012 when all that United faced was frustrations.
The last day of the season was a nightmare for everyone associated with the club when the title was lost to City during stoppage time.
He continued: “There were a lot of ups and downs [in 2012]. It was disappointing. Firstly in European football we were knocked out the previous December and so we had to do without that.
“We were knocked out in the second game of the FA Cup – very unluckily – at Liverpool. We should have won that game. That left us with the league and then we lost that on the last day of the season on goal difference. So it was very, very frustrating.
“Since then we’ve done what we said we’d do. We qualified from the group stage of the Champions League. I thought we were unlucky to be knocked out of the League Cup by Chelsea, with the last kick of the ball, after we’d played so well.
“The league so far has gone well and we’re in a good position. We just now need to make sure we kick on, keep our concentration and keep playing our football the way we are.”
United are currently on top of the table, seven points clear of Manchester City who are on second.
Compiled by Rida Mehtab (@RidaaMehtaab on Twitter)