Luis Suarez Voted PFA Player of the Year by Manchester United's Patrice Evra

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterApril 21, 2014

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2011 file photo, Manchester United's Patrice Evra argues with Liverpool's Luis Suarez, left, during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield, Liverpool, England.  The English Football Association said Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, that Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been banned for eight matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($62,000) after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.  (AP Photo/Tim Hales, file)
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Luis Suarez might be the heavy favourite to win the PFA Player of the Year title this season, but even he might be surprised to hear that one of his votes has come from none other than Manchester United's Patrice Evra.

According to the Sunday Mirror amongst others, Evra has put in a vote for Liverpool's Uruguayan, who has already scored 30 league goals this campaign:

A dressing-room insider at Old Trafford said: '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.

'He clearly doesn't bear a grudge.'

The grudge, of course, refers back to the 2011 incident when Suarez was accused of racially abusing Evra during a match.

The fall-out from that incident was remarkable, with denials, posturing, handshakes (or a lack thereof) and more all dominating the news agenda for months and years afterwards.

Suarez served an eight-game ban after an FA review for the incident.

Even in February of this year, however, the Uruguayan admitted in an interview that he had made mistakes—but that Evra was not one of them (as per ESPNFC).

Still, perhaps Evra's vote indicates that any lingering resentment between the pair is finally at an end.