Watch Man Utd legend and Bradford boss Mark Hughes, 58, roll back the years with stunning skills on the touchline

MARK HUGHES has revealed he still has the skills that made him a Manchester United legend three decades ago.

The 58-year-old Sparky, who was one of the most feared top-flight strikers in the 1980s and 1990s, showed over the weekend that he “still got it” when he was manager at Bradford.

Mark Hughes was appointed Bradford boss in February


Mark Hughes was appointed Bradford boss in FebruaryPhoto credit: Getty

After a young fan tossed the ball from the stands back toward the pitch, the Bantams boss, dressed in a suit and boots, took the ball’s pace coolly with his shoulder.

He then flicked it up with a right foot and a left foot volley before flipping it back into the hands of an oncoming player on the half volley for them to throw in.

It brought cheers and applause from the Valley Parade spectators, which Hughes graciously acknowledged.

And the home fans were even happier after full-time as their side secured their spot in the middle of the League Two table with a 2-1 win over Scunthorpe.

Sparky’s cameo also put a big smile on the face of Scunny’s counterpart, Keith Hill, who was standing next to him on the sidelines.

The Welshman’s career has been marked by a string of spectacular volleys for the likes of United, Chelsea and Wales – often attributed to the type of tight control he displayed over the weekend.

Hughes signed a two-year deal from Bradford in February.

It was a return to the coaching bench after a four-year hiatus after being sacked by Southampton in 2018.


Derek Adams was axed by Bradford after a seven-game win.

After his appointment, former Manchester City, Blackburn and Wales manager Hughes said: “I’m here for a reason – to make Bradford City a team that people want to see.” Watch Man Utd legend and Bradford boss Mark Hughes, 58, roll back the years with stunning skills on the touchline


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