The Red Devils’ mascot, Fred the Red, put up a show and taunted some Leeds fans as United decimate Bielsa’s side 4-0 in Perth on their pre-season Australia tour.
The heated face off between the old rivals at the Optus Stadium took an extra turn as Old Trafford’s beloved mascot’s high jinks caused some Whites supporters to stir up.
The video was uploaded to @utdxtra. See the clip below-
Fred the Red winding up Leeds United fans is the best thing you’ll see today. 😂
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 17, 2019
As you can see, Fred started to squirm his rear side to a group of opposition supporters, who didn’t take it too well. One of them threw a drink at the mascot, in addition to some explicit gestures. Fred retaliated with a double thumbs down.
Some United fans followed up on the incident with some hilarious tweets.
Fred the red is trending. He's bigger than your club
— H. (@diogo_szn) July 17, 2019
Go on Fred The Red 😂😂😂 https://t.co/HfWEfbB6Ku
— Ryan Loader (@RyanLoader1990) July 17, 2019
Ice cold, big smile. Came from the academy, No chance by Twitter pundits. Leeds fans have families, Celebrating wins, number one hypeman. Dripping in sauce. Sauce on spill, Killer, Winner, FTR01. Mascot madness incoming. Fred the Red FC eating Gucci tonight. pic.twitter.com/dzxwIEfJZV
— ManUtdMindset (@ManUtdMindset) July 17, 2019
Hahahahahahaha nahhhh imagine travelling 10,000 miles to try and have a straightener with Fred the Red. https://t.co/JJV1cHFt6T
— Gaz (@CantonaManc) July 17, 2019
However, for the Leeds fans this was the only excitement for the match, as Solskjær’s side outplayed their team by 4 goals to none.
Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, and Anthony Martial all found the back of the net, setting the stage high for the Reds fans.
Although, Fred’s incident wasn’t the only time the atmosphere heated up in the stands, as during the closing minutes of the match some supporters of both sides ended up in a brawl.
Manchester United are set to fly to Singapore to face Italian giants Inter Milan in theInternational Champions Cup, this Saturday.