"I think Liverpool have been drip feeding a lot of stuff in the last couple of weeks but the FA will deal with it. It’s up to the FA to decide on that, not for us. I have no stance on their agenda over the past couple of weeks."

"I understand that they want to protect their player - he’s an asset. But we’re just abiding by the FA."

"I’m more surprised by Gus Poyet’s remarks. That’s inappropriate at a time when people throughout the world are condemning racism."

"I can understand he wants to support someone from his country but he’s got to think more about it. I don’t know how the question was put to him, but it seems his criticism of Evra is a bit silly."

- Sir Alex Ferguson

"I think Liverpool have been drip feeding a lot of stuff in the last couple of weeks but the FA will deal with it. It’s up to the FA to decide on that, not for us. I have no stance on their agenda over the past couple of weeks."

"I understand that they want to protect their player - he’s an asset. But we’re just abiding by the FA."

"I’m more surprised by Gus Poyet’s remarks. That’s inappropriate at a time when people throughout the world are condemning racism."

"I can understand he wants to support someone from his country but he’s got to think more about it. I don’t know how the question was put to him, but it seems his criticism of Evra is a bit silly."

- Sir Alex Ferguson