Fans marvel at 60-year-old Newcastle boss Steve Bruce’s incredible pace in FIFA 22 viral clip
‘Never run so fast in his life!’: Fans marvel at 60-year-old Newcastle manager Steve Bruce’s incredible speed change in a FIFA 22 video game viral clip, as he surpasses his own players
- Newcastle manager Steve Bruce starred in a viral FIFA 22 music video
- The 60-year-old was seen sprinting onto the pitch celebrating a win
- Bruce stormed past Newcastle players and fans thought it was unrealistic
- The ex-defender was known for his complete lack of pace and mocked it himself
Fans have been laughing on social media at a viral video of Newcastle manager Steve Bruce showing an incredible turnaround as he celebrates in the new FIFA 22 game.
The video, which has more than 50,000 likes on Twitter, was posted on Thursday morning and shows Bruce celebrating the penalty shootout victory by leaving his tech room and leaving his Newcastle players for dead.
The 60-year-old is not at all known for his speed – not even during his playing days for Manchester United – and fans were delighted to see the unrealistic video.
A video has gone viral of Steve Bruce showing incredible pace in the new FIFA 22 video game
The 60-year-old’s avatar in the game burst past his younger Newcastle players
One fan tweeted: ‘I knew FIFA pace was a lie when Steve Bruce knocked the whole Newcastle team down’
Another said: ‘I see no reason why he doesn’t play a centre-back for Newcastle’
One person posted: ‘Ahaha never ran so fast in his life’
A fourth person said: ‘Look at the speed of big Brucey boy’
Meanwhile, another Twitter user said: ‘Bruce’s speed – We found our fast Center Back – who isn’t afraid to put his head on the block’
Fans reacted with laughter on social media for Bruce’s image in the new video game
Bruce was known for his lack of pace during his days as a central defender during his career spanning 20 years and nearly 1,000 appearances.
The defender made over 400 appearances for Manchester United, leading them to their first-ever Premier League title in 1992, while also playing for Gillingham, Norwich and Birmingham. Bruce was never capped by England.
The now-Newcastle manager even joked about his own lack of pace during his Manchester United days, in a press conference with Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of a Champions League match at IFK Gothenburg in 1994.
A television reporter asked Ferguson in the press conference: “We think in Sweden you are a strong team, whose weakness is slowness in the center of defence.”
Newcastle manager Bruce turns 61 at the end of this year and hasn’t played since 1999
Bruce (in red) is known for his complete lack of pace, even during his playing days
“Are you talking about me?” interrupted Bruce, smiling. “Obviously Swedish people aren’t very good at judging our game. If you’re talking about me, you’re probably right.
“But Gary Pallister is the fastest central defender in England, probably one of the fastest in Europe. He’s fast, but his partner (Bruce) tends to be slow… they’ve been saying that for twenty years.”
Fans can regularly have Bruce sprint to St James Park when the new FIFA 22 game comes out on October 1.