Alex Ferguson stands by Patrice Evra

Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has said that Patrice Evra is adamant that he wants to pursue his racism claim against Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Ferguson was in the referee's room when his left back made the complaint to Andrew Marriner, says that despite the flare up between the two players that doesn't mean that there will be a worsening of relations between the two clubs. However Liverpool have backed Suarez, and have said that they want the FA to ban Evra is the allegations turn out to be false.

'We spoke to Patrice today and he's adamant that he wants to follow it on,' said the United manager. 'It's not an easy one because everyone knows that Manchester United and Liverpool have great responsibilities in terms of what happens on the field. I thought Saturday's game was a terrific game and both sets of fans were good; there was none of the silly chanting we've heard in previous years and both sets of supporters deserve praise for that.

'It's not something that we want to level at Liverpool, and it's not against Liverpool. Obviously Patrice feels very aggrieved at what was said to him and it rests in the hands of the FA now.'

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