By Adam Shergold for MailOnline
Published: 16:06 BST, 8 April 2020 | Updated: 16:07 BST, 8 April 2020
Mikael Silvestre has revealed he knew Cesc Fabregas was the culprit who threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson in the infamous 'Battle of the Buffet' long before he owned up to it.
The then-Manchester United manager was hit by flying food as his players clashed with their Arsenal rivals in the Old Trafford tunnel following the 2-0 United win in October 2004.
The match halted Arsenal's unbeaten run in the Premier League at 49 matches and marked a high water mark of acrimony in the intense rivalry between the two clubs.
Mikael Silvestre (right) knew Cesc Fabregas (left) was the guilty party who threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson during the 'Battle of the Buffet' long before he owned up to it
Silvestre and United team-mates confront Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann during the intense Premier League encounter in October 2004, which United won 2-0
Spanish midfielder Fabregas finally confessed in an episode of A League of Their Own in October 2017, confirming years of speculation, but Silvestre, who joined Arsenal from United in 2008,