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Tommy Fury likened to Romelu Lukaku as Mauricio Pochettino ruthlessly hauls him off at Soccer Aid

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Jun 11, 2023
Tommy Fury likened to Romelu Lukaku as Mauricio Pochettino ruthlessly hauls him off at Soccer Aid

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Tommy Fury had a short, but not very sweet cameo at Soccer Aid as Mauricio Pochettino hauled him off at Old Trafford.

The British boxer – who played for the Rest of the World in their 4-2 win against England – came on in the 21st minute for comedian Maisie Adam and made an immediate impact for all the wrong reasons.

Fury played just over 20 minutes at Old Trafford

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Fury played just over 20 minutes at Old TraffordCredit: Rex
But his side came out on top as the Rest of the World beat England 4-2

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But his side came out on top as the Rest of the World beat England 4-2Credit: Getty

He was guilty of a wayward shot that went high into the crowd after being picked out by Manchester United cult hero Nani inside the box.

The Love Island star also failed to control the ball before attempting to pull off an audacious back-heel that went nowhere.

And he then tried another showboat pass, which again led to nothing.

Italian World Cup winner Francesco Totti regularly looked to play in the 24-year-old, who showed he is clearly better with his hands than he is with his feet.

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His performance led to a huge reaction on social media, with some comparing him to Romelu Lukaku, who had a nightmare game against Manchester City in the Champions League final.

The Belgian missed a glorious chance to equalise as well as getting in the way of Federico Dimarco’s goal-bound header.

One fan tweeted: “Trying to work out who’s worse at football. Tommy Fury or Romelu Lukaku.”

Another posted: “Tommy Fury bringing the heat with his football skills, channeling the power of Romelu Lukaku on the field!”

Fury has been compared to Lukaku after the Belgian's performance in the Champions League final

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Fury has been compared to Lukaku after the Belgian’s performance in the Champions League finalCredit: Getty

A third added: “Tommy Fury has been honking on #SoccerAid. Still doing better than Lukaku last night though.”

Even talkSPORT’s very own Mark Goldbridge got involved, as he quipped: “Still rather Tommy Fury playing up front for Inter last night instead of Lukaku.”

Managing the World XI, Pochettino clearly had seen enough as he hauled Fury off at half-time.

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