Jokes flow on Twitter as Simply Red lead singer Mick Hucknall visits Old Trafford

Mick Hucknall achieved international fame in the 1980s as the lead singer and songwriter of the soul-influenced pop band Simply Red, with whom he enjoyed a 25-year career and eventually sold over 50 million albums.

Today the great musician joined Sir Alex Ferguson in the Manchester United directors box.

Aged 53, Twitter showed no mercy for the musical genius, poking fun at the ginger legend.

Some of the best tweets can be seen below:

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