Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has revealed why he hit Sir Alex Ferguson during the burst-up between Manchester United and Arsenal in the bad tempered match in October 2004.
The Red Devils and Arsenal clashed after Manchester United had ended the Gunners’ 49-match unbeaten run with a 2-0 win in a match characterized by anger.
The teams clashed on their way to the dressing room after match and a fight broke out in the tunnel and during the commotion Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson was hit in the face by a pizza thrown from the Arsenal crew.
The Spanish midfielder confessed during an interview on Sky One’s A League of their own game show when asked about the incident.
Asked if it was him, the former Gunners star replied: "Yes!!!"
He continued: "Martin Keown is a liar because I saw him in front of me just, like, punching people so he didn't see anything.
"I was like I want to get in but I don't know how to and I just threw it.
"Once I saw it was hitting like who it was hitting which I didn't mean…I apologise Sir Alex, really didn't mean to do that."
Fabregas is expected to feature for Chelsea against Crystal Palace after the international break.