Mark Hughes

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.

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.

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.


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