By Chris Harris

Touchline bust-ups show the world that football managers care, according to Arsène Wenger.

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini and Everton’s David Moyes squared up during the Merseyside club’s 2-0 win at Eastlands on Wednesday night and had to be kept apart by officials.

A reporter asked Wenger for his view of the incident during his pre-match press conference and pointed out that the Frenchman had been involved in his fair share of altercations down the years.

“Thanks for reminding me!” laughed Wenger.

“I had some but we are all under pressure. During a game at one specific moment it can happen that for a fraction of a second we lose it a little bit. It can happen to anybody.

“Even if after the game, when we say ‘come on let’s behave properly’ it can still happen. It just shows that we are humans like everybody and that we care.”

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25 Mar 2010