Luis Suarez, who was sent off against the United team that won the 2014 World Cup, has said he will not plead guilty to biting Manchester City’s David Silva in the 2013 Champions League final.
Suarez is set to face a court martial in Brazil in December.
“I’m not guilty, I’m not a liar, I have never bitten anyone,” he told reporters in Rio de Janeiro.
“This is a court case.
I’m going to defend myself.”
The Uruguay international has said that the biting incident happened when Silva was celebrating his goal.
The Uruguayan was initially given a yellow card for a low tackle on Silva in a 2-1 defeat by Manchester City.
The striker later apologised for the incident, which occurred in the 86th minute of the match.
Suarez, 26, is in the midst of a three-year ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in the 2006 Champions League quarter-final at Wembley, and has been a long-term target of English clubs. “
There was a fight and I was the one who got hurt.”
Suarez, 26, is in the midst of a three-year ban for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in the 2006 Champions League quarter-final at Wembley, and has been a long-term target of English clubs.
His agent, Mino Raiola, has also indicated he could be on the verge of a return to the top flight.
The Brazilian was suspended by the Premier League in 2013 after being found guilty of stamping on the shoulder of a Manchester United defender during a match against Chelsea.