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Usain Bolt's Pro Evolution Soccer rating has caused a stir

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It’s fair to say that Usain Bolt fancies himself as a professional footballer.

Throughout his career, the legendary sprinter has seemingly urged Manchester United managers to sign him up with him believing he could actually do a job for his favourite side.

"I've always wanted to try play football so that's in the pipeline, we'll see what happens,” he said earlier this year.

"At any level, I just want to see if I would be any good, because I play football all the time with my friends and I think I'm at a good level so if I train and actually put some work in I think I could be pretty good.

"I'm not going to say I'm going to be the best footballer in the world, but I will be at a good level I would say, maybe at Wayne Rooney level, you know what I mean?"

And now that the Jamaican has retired, he’s just waiting on that call from Jose Mourinho.

"Everyone knows I'm always talking about [playing] football, I'm waiting on a call from Mourinho," Bolt said last week.

"I think he's waiting until the last day [of the transfer window]."

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That call didn’t quite come and it seems the 31-year-old won’t be given his chance to become a professional footballer.

However, just because he’s not a professional footballer in real life, it doesn’t mean he can’t feature on popular video games.

That’s because Pro Evolution Soccer have included the retired sprinter in their new game.

On Thursday, PES tweeted Bolt’s card from the new game - and his stats are pretty crazy.

Rather unsurprisingly, his speed and explosive power stand at 99. After all, he is the fastest person in history.

Usain Bolt's PES card

But Bolt - whose preferred position is as a left-forward - overall rating is a very respectable 75.

75 for a player that doesn’t even play football!?

Twitter reacts

It’s fair to say Bolt’s rating hasn’t gone down well on Twitter. Check out the reaction:

To put that into context, that’s just three marks behind Kylian Mbappe who could sign for Paris Saint-Germain £166 million next summer - although his rating on the beta version of the game, which could yet change.

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