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'You would throw it!' - Gary Neville's message to Cesc Fabregas after Man Utd tunnel incident

There are few games in Premier League history as memorable as Manchester United's clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford in 2004.

United won the game 2-0 and in the process ended Arsenal's remarkable 49-game unbeaten run. However, it's the now infamous post-match brawl that most people reference when talking about the game - a match that has gone down in Premier League lore, now known as 'Battle of the Buffet'.

After tempers flared for much of the 90 minutes, both sets of players were walking down the tunnel at the full-time whistle when a tangle of angry United and Arsenal players began to take shape. A slice of pizza was then thrown at Sir Alex Ferguson.

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At the time of the incident it wasn't widely known just who launched the slice of pizza at the legendary manager, however in years passed, Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas has conceded that it was him who let his anger spiral out of control. Speaking to ITV Sport in 2022, the former Spanish international said he was furious after the game, but has insisted he had no intention of getting involved in the tunnel fallout.

It began when Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger criticised United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy. Both sides then clashed while Ferguson and Wenger were engaged in a heated row. Fabregas added: 'We were 49 games unbeaten. They were so competitive but they were very smart people. I was getting a lot of stick as well."

"So, I was very frustrated. You're warming up and didn't play. You're annoyed you lost. I just went in quickly to the dressing room and there was some food there, I was starving. I

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