Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that Patrice Evra will continue pursuing allegations of racist remarks allegedly made by Liverpool’s Luis Suarez after reporting them to referee Andre Marriner after the game at Anfield last Saturday.
Ferguson commented: “Obviously Patrice feels aggrieved at what was said to him. It rests in the hands of the FA now.”
It seems certain that United striker Wayne Rooney will start against Romanian club Otelul Galati after coming on as a substitute in the Liverpool game.
Sir Alex Ferguson had previously explained that he had left Rooney on the bench after a difficult week for the England striker whose father was arrested following allegations of betting irregularities and was subsequently handed a three match ban following a red card for a poor challenge on Miodrag Dzudovic of Montenegro while on international duty.
Ferguson said that Rooney had been keen to come on in the Liverpool game and that had encouraged him to consider starting him against the Romanian champions.
“When the news of his ban in the European Championship came through it was a definite blow for him. He didn’t expect that. None of us did.” explained Ferguson.