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Patrice Evra picks Luis Suarez as his Player of the Year

The pair have a well-documented racism-related past.

Teammates reportedly
Teammates reportedly "couldn't believe" that Evra voted for Suarez.

MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENDER Patrice Evra picked Liverpool’s Luis Suarez as his Player of the Year, it has emerged.

The pair have a controversial past, after Suarez allegedly racially abused Evra during a game back in 2011.

Suarez subsequently refused to shake Evra’s hand pre-game in a 2012 encounter between Liverpool and Manchester United, exacerbating the controversy in the process.

Consequently, following the revelation that the United defender chose the Liverpool star as his Player of the Year, an Old Trafford dressing room insider was quoted by the Mirror as saying:

“Suarez is an outstanding footballer, but no one at United could believe it when Patrice voted for him.

“It shows the measure of the man that he didn’t allow what happened between them to cloud his judgement.”

Suarez is now odds-on favourite to be named this season’s PFA Player of the Year, after playing an integral role in Liverpool’s title challenge, scoring 29 goals in 29 games thus far.

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