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Luis Suarez insists any abuse from Manchester United fans will 'spur him on' during this weekend's clash at Old Trafford.

The Uruguayan international admitted he expects a 'tense' atmosphere when the two sides meet in Saturday's early kick-off, with Suarez and Patrice Evra set to meet for the first time since the Liverpool striker was found guilty of racially abusing the French international full-back.

Suarez returned to action against Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night, having served his eight-match FA ban, and after coming off the bench against Harry Redknapp's side at Anfield, he's in-line to start against the English champions.

"I know against United it is going to be tense because I'm going to face Evra. But I'm used to having fans whistle at me. I hope nothing unusual happens. I'll have to forget what happened for that moment," he told Radio Sport 890.

"I do know Man United fans are going to try to make me feel uncomfortable. But I have to tell them, they are going to spur me on if they whistle at me."

Suarez also spoke to the station in his homeland about the suspension, and hinted that he felt harshly treated over the on-field incident.

He added: "I knew what I did and there is a kind of football law that says: 'What happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch and that's the end of the story.'"

Should the former Ajax forward start, then a handshake between Suarez and stand-in United skipper Evra will be at the centre of attention on the pitch.

Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his player to rise above the furor however, with the Scottish boss eager to avoid the situation which arose when Wayne Bridge and John Terry met at Stamford Bridge.

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