Sparky’s still got it! Bradford manager and legendary former Manchester United striker Mark Hughes stuns fans with a brilliant touch on the sidelines – and wheels off in celebration after!
- Boss Mark Hughes delighted fans with three superb touches from the sidelines
- The legendary former Man United striker became Bradford manager in February
- ‘Sparky’ Hughes wowed supporters with a fine show of skill on Tuesday night
Bradford manager Mark Hughes wowed supporters with three superb touches from the sidelines on Wednesday night.
The 58-year-old is regarded as a Manchester United legend after scoring 163 goals in 473 games in all competitions across two spells at Old Trafford.
And Hughes, who took over at Valley Parade in February, stunned fans with a brilliant show of skill during his side’s match against Sheffield Wednesday.
Bradford manager Mark Hughes wowed supporters with a superb touch from the sidelines
Legendary former Manchester United striker Hughes became Bantams boss in February 2022
And during his side’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, he wowed fans with fine skill
Video footage shows a Bradford defender clearing the ball out of play before Hughes kills it with his instep, juggles it upwards before flicking it to the Owls’ throw-in taker with his heel.
As fans clap vigorously, he raises his arms in mock celebration and smiles before sitting down in the dug-out.
‘Sparky’ also played for Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in a distinguished career, before going on to manage Blackburn, Manchester City, Stoke, and Southampton, where he was sacked in December 2018 – his most recent job.
Hughes then raised his arms in mock celebration (right) as supporters applauded vigorously
The fourth-tier Bantams beat League One side Wednesday 3-1 thanks to a double from Jake Young and a late strike from Kian Harratt, after Michael Smith had equalised with a first-half penalty.
Hughes’ men now lie second after their first game in the EFL Trophy, behind Burton Albion on goals scored.
Premier League outfit Leicester’s Under-21 side are also in their group.