Check out Russo and Skinner's surprises for a viral young Red

Friday 29 July 2022 18:00

Over the last few days, you may have seen a young England fan go viral for her epic singing and dancing to ‘Sweet Caroline’ after the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 semi-final triumph over Sweden.

Following the 4-0 win at Bramall Lane, in which United’s Mary Earps, Alessia Russo and Ella Toone all starred, United supporter Tess’s inspired elation from the stands was caught on camera. 

The eight-year-old’s brilliant celebrations have been posted online and across social media, and she has since captured the hearts of the nation and beyond.


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The young fan tells presenter Zarah Connolly of her love for the Reds and that her favourite United players also happen to be our three Lionesses: Earps, Russo and Toone!

Tess was then in for a surprise with Skinner joining the call, before offering her the chance to come to an upcoming game and meet the squad. 

Marc also had an extra little gift for her in the form of a signed shirt from the entire team, but one on condition: she had to recreate the viral singing and dancing with Skinner!

As you can see via the episode above, Tess was in brilliant form once more and it is an interaction that will certainly put a smile on your face. 
“Just keep being wonderful and keep bringing that energy please,” Skinner told young Tess during the call. 

“I’m lucky enough to be a father of a young daughter myself and so to see the excitement of young girls and boys’ faces, for what the girls are doing in the Euros, for me, it’s so special.

“Hopefully, it inspires a generation like you to come and make an even bigger difference in the future.”

Well done, Tess! Keep bringing that energy and enjoy your trip to the final on Sunday. We look forward to seeing you this season.


To celebrate Russo's incredible backheel against Sweden, we are giving supporters a chance to win a United shirt and a poster signed by the woman herself! The competition ends at 23:59 on Sunday 7 August, so get involved!