Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has accused Manchester United for using their clout in the press to mastermind his ban last year.

An eight-match embargo was meted out against the 25-year-old, after he was found guilty of racially abusing the Red Devils defender Patrice Evra during a league match in October 2011 at Anfield.

Suarez, who had pleaded not-guilty to the offence before an FA investigation, had also earlier accused United of having political power in England. 

And following his side’s authoritative 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic on Saturday, the Uruguayan footballer once again opened the controversial chapter.

Suarez said that his conscience remained clear despite being slapped with the punishment, and stuck with his earlier narrative that United’s sway in the FA was the reason behind his ban last year.

Suarez told ESPN: "Everybody has a different way of dealing with it. 

"My conscience is clear after talking it all through. Manchester United hold a lot of sway over the press here and they're always going to use it in their favour."

The striker also waged allegations against Evra, claiming that the Frenchman had hurled derogatory remarks against his South American origin.

He continued by saying: "Leaving aside that I had an argument with a person, he thought he could speak Spanish but he doesn't.

"And when someone comes up to you and calls you names about being South American, you aren't just going to burst out weeping, are you? It's part of football."

The former Ajax player has remained in the midst of controversies ever since his £22.7 million move to Liverpool in January 2011. He is often dubbed as a ‘cheat’ and ‘diver’ by managers and players hailing from different clubs in the Premier League.

This season, he has been vituperated by managers, including Tony Pulis and David Moyes, who have criticised him for simulating dives.

And Suarez confessed to have dived against Stoke City back in October last year.

"Sometimes you have reactions on the field, then you go 'what the heck did I do?' I was criticised when I fell over in a match against Stoke. 

"To be honest with you, I did 'dive' on purpose. We were drawing, I was anxious to do something."

Despite remaining a scandalous figure, Suarez is a highly rated player in England and he is currently the leading goal-scorer in the Premier League with 21 goals.


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