Sir Alex Ferguson believes Liverpool were wise not to try to head off a lengthy ban for Luis Suarez by imposing one of their own.
Luis Suarez has joined a growing list of biters in sports history after his altercation at the weekend.
Politicians and celebrities, including Melanie C, will join runners over finish line of 96 mile charity run between Hillsborough and Anfield
David Cameron said his own intervention in Luis Suarez's 10 match ban for biting an opponent was merely that of a "concerned father" and added that the player's punishment was a matter for the Football Association.
The Prime Minister said earlier this week: "I think it would be very understandable if (the panel) took into account the fact that high-profile players are often role models."
The FA stated the standard three-match ban for violent conduct was "clearly insufficient" in Suarez's case when announcing he had been charged.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claimed that that remarks from both Cameron and the FAhad affected the impartiality of the independent panel hearing his case.
Mr Cameron told BBC Radio Five Live this morning: "I made my own views clear just as a dad watching the game. I've got a seven-year-old son who just loves watching football and when players behave like this it just sets the most appalling example to young people in our country."
Pressed on whether a 10-match ban was appropriate for the offence, he added: "That's up to the FA, it's not my decision."
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has until 6pm this evening to respond to the FA's charge of violent conduct. The charge follows Suarez biting Chelsea player Branislav Ivanovic on Sunday at Anfield.
The FA confirmed the charge on Monday, saying in a statement the incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore has to be reviewed afterwards. The FA says the normal three match ban will be insufficient and they will convene an Independent Regulatory Commission on Wednesday.
Luis Suarez has admitted on Twitter that Liverpool fined him over the biting incident, adding that he requested that the money be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
1/2 For my unacceptable behaviour yesterday the club has fined me today, I have asked the club to donate the money to...From @luis16suarez on Twitter:
2/2 ...to the Hillsborough Family Support Group for the inconvenience I have created to the Liverpool fans and to Ivanovic.From @luis16suarez on Twitter:
I've just spoken to Ivanovic on the phone and I could apologise directly to him. Thanks for accepting.From @luis16suarez on Twitter:
Liverpool fans seemed to be quite forgiving toward Luis Suarez this evening, with some of them even denying he actually bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, despite his apology.
Liverpool Football Club has responded to the incident, in which striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during their Premier League match at Anfield.
The club's managing director Ian Ayre commented:
Luis has made an unreserved apology for his actions today. His behaviour is not befitting of any player wearing a Liverpool shirt and Luis is aware that he has let himself and everyone associated with the club down. We will deal with the matter internally and await any action from the FA.
I'm sad for what happened this afternoon, I apologize Ivanovic and all football world for my inexcusable behaviour. I'm so sorry about it!!From @luis16suarez on Twitter:
Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness has labelled Luis Suarez's apparent bite on Branislav Ivanovic during Liverpool's clash with Chelsea today as "embarrassing" and believes the Uruguayan is now in the "last chance saloon" as a Reds player.