Usain Bolt wanted Jurgen Klopp to manage Manchester United

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Usain Bolt has never been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to his beloved Manchester United.

The fastest man alive is an avid fan of the Red Devils and was regularly seen frequenting the Old Trafford pitch at half-time with his Olympic medals, won in both Beijing and London.

However, since 2013, Bolt has found invitations to matchdays at Manchester United much harder to come by. That is because, in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, he has taken every opportunity to criticise the running of the club.


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In September2013, days before David Moyes forked out £27.5million to sign Marouane Fellaini, he posted a video on YouTube calling for a 'creative midfielder'. We are led to believe that the towering Belgian did not meet his expectations.

Then, only last week, he said he would not play for Manchester United if Louis van Gaal was the manager; not that the Red Devils were hoping to sign up the short-distance sprinter in the near future but still.

Klopp crush

And now he has bemoaned Ed Woodward's choice of manager in the first place, admitting he would have loved to see Jurgen Klopp take charge of United when he left Borussia Dortmund last year.

Of course, Klopp is now manager of Liverpool, making it more or less inconceivable that he will ever take a seat in the Old Trafford home dugout. And Bolt appears to well aware of that, calling Liverpool fans "lucky" for bagging the charismatic German when they had the chance.

He told The Premier League Show: "Surprisingly, I wanted the Liverpool coach Klopp to go to Manchester United. I'm pretty sad that you guys got him. You guys got lucky."

Asked what he liked about Klopp, he said: "His attacking play. That is how Alex Ferguson was. He had a good defence but still attacked more. It is more attractive than Manchester United. I am happy with my team but you guys are playing more attractive football now." 

How about Mourinho?

So it appears that Bolt is very much in the sack side of the Louis van Gaal debate. It appears as though the Dutchman is on a knife-edge at Manchester United with reports suggesting he could be sacked regardless of whether he wins the FA Cup on Saturday. 

However, Bolt is not entirely happy with United's apparent replacement, Jose Mourinho. 

Asked what manager he wants, Bolt said: "People say Mourinho but I think he plays too defensive also, which is boring. I hate boring football."

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