Sir Alex Ferguson branded Luis Suárez "a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club" and said he should never be allowed to play for them again after a toxic 2-1 win for Manchester United that began with the Uruguayan refusing to shake hands with Patrice Evra, the player he racially abused in October.
Ferguson made no attempt to conceal his disgust on a day when the Liverpool manager, Kenny Dalglish, tried to argue it was "bang out of order" for anyone to criticise Suárez. Dalglish then refused to attend the post-match press conference as Ferguson accused the Liverpool club of damaging the fight against racism in football.
"For a club with their history, I'd get rid of him, I really would," Ferguson said. "He is a disgrace to Liverpool Football Club. That player should not be allowed to play for Liverpool again. The history that club has got ... and he does that today. It could have caused a riot. I was really disappointed in that guy."