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:
Sincerely hope Mick Hucknall doesn't tweet-search his own name tonight.
— Eoin Butler (@eoinbutler) February 9, 2014
I think its fair to say Mick Hucknall is no longer holding back the years pic.twitter.com/O0r3TZyZha
— Mark Hodson (@Hodsonm2) February 9, 2014
Why does Mick Hucknall look older than Sir Alex? pic.twitter.com/gMEbxt9YcD
— Arsène's Sön (@hughwizzy) February 9, 2014
Why is Fergie bringing a Mick Hucknall ventriloquist dummy to United games? pic.twitter.com/8XLkbERjlc
— NICE LITTLE HORSE (@CFC_Clive) February 9, 2014
My son wants to know if that is Sir Alex Ferguson's wife. Sorry, Mick Hucknall
— Huw Turbervill (@huwzat) February 9, 2014
Wow. Paul Scholes has let himself go. pic.twitter.com/YzqrkS6MnJ
— FK (@fkhanage) February 9, 2014
Mick hucknall not happy with the score at OT. pic.twitter.com/XAnS00ZGDt
— #Anfieldvianaples (@kevw73) February 9, 2014