Goals from Sylvain Wiltord and Edu ended United's run in the cup, but the match will ultimately be remembered for what occured within the Red Devils' dressing room at half-time.
Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly incensed at the performance of his players, and aimed his fury at David Beckham with the result being a boot in the face.
Silvestre reminisced in L'Equipe, "I was taking my boots off myself, when he stormed in. He was irritated, but he wasn’t intending to injure him [Beckham]."He often threw things in the dressing room, but that day he happened to throw a boot at the player he was talking to!"
Beckham was then pictured in the press with his hair pulled back, showing two steri-strips plastered on his brow.
He was later sold to Real Madrid for a £25 million fee.
Alan Dawson, Goal.com
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