Extra Time: Sir Alex Ferguson struts his stuff on the catwalk

Not just in the Far East to play football, the Red Devils' stars indulged in a bit of modelling at a charity event to promote the Manchester United Foundation

Manchester United did their little turn on the catwalk as players and staff strutted their stuff in Shanghai as part of their pre-season tour of China.

The Manchester United Foundation joined forces with Swiss watch makers, Hublot to put on a charity dinner and fashion show to the delight of a packed audience.

The main attraction was manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who was clearly enjoying himself. Everyone in attendance was leaning in to see if they could get a close-up of their idol and he responded with the same grin he will hope to wear come the end of the season.

The 70-year-old was joined by Javier Hernandez, Anderson, new signing Shinji Kagawa and other members of his squad and they all gave replicating Zoolander's 'Blue Steel' a go.

Some of the players were better than others. Rio Ferdinand's perma-gurn let him down but Brazilian midfielder Anderson looked at ease on the boards.

Model professionals | One at a time ladies, Anderson and Shinji Kagawa go dapper

There was even an outing for the legendary 'Fergie time' with everyone's time-piece on display, after being provided by the Swiss sponsors.

Given the amount of times Sir Alex has put off his retirement, do not be surprised of the Govan-born manager pop up on a Paris runway near you when he eventually departs the Old Trafford bench.