Football Funnies: Red Samurai outshines Manchester United stars like Falcao with freestyling skills

Red Samurai dazzles (from left) Marcos Rojo, Falcao and Juan Mata with his freestyle skills. -- PHOTO: MANCHESTER UNITED/INSTAGRAM
Red Samurai dazzles (from left) Marcos Rojo, Falcao and Juan Mata with his freestyle skills. -- PHOTO: MANCHESTER UNITED/INSTAGRAM

A mysterious Red Samurai was given the chance to show off some freestyle tricks in front of Manchester United stars Falcao, Juan Mata and Marcos Rojo, before the Premier League players demonstrated some skills themselves.

The masked samurai's nifty tricks were impressive, especially given the unwieldy headgear and costume.

Unwilling to be outshone, Falcao, who made his Man United debut on Sunday as a substitute, tries some intricate footwork, but we reckon the samurai just shades it.

Just who is the Red Samurai? According to Man United's website, he's a freestyler brought to the club by its official noodle partner Nissin, who performed before the club's match on Sunday against Queens Park Rangers, and at half-time.

The former English champions are also calling for fans to show off their own skills and post them with the hashtag #RedSamurai.