Usain Bolt is one of Manchester United’s biggest celebrity fans.
The Jamaican sprinter has frequently joked about playing for the Red Devils and there are plenty out there who would love to see it happen.
But Bolt, the world’s fastest man in history, said that his desire to play for his favourite team was lessened by Louis van Gaal’s presence but with Jose Mourinho now the manager, that ambition has resumed.
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"I haven't gotten a call yet but I know it's coming,” Bolt recently said. “I think he's waiting until after the Olympics."
The 29-year-old, who is attempting to win his third straight Olympic gold in the 100m sprint in the upcoming Games in Rio, is delighted that United have appointed a “winner”.
But, like every fan out there, Bolt now expects United to return to the top. And having signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, why shouldn’t he?
“Well Jose, It’s Usain Bolt, as you know,” he said in a video clip.
“I’ll be watching you this season and I expect nothing but greatness from you as I will bring greatness.
“So I’m looking forward to it. We need a championship.”
It’s been three years since United’s last title triumph. They haven’t finished higher than fourth since.
And Mourinho acknowledges the challenge his team faces.
“tks (thanks) a lot champion,” he posted in response to Bolt on Instagram. “We all wish you more glory at the olympics.”
Pogba wants a trial at Man Utd
It won’t be too much of a surprise if, this time next year, we’re talking about United as being reigning Premier League champions and Bolt as a three-time Olympic 100m champion.
Mourinho is looking to sign one more player in the transfer window and, though it’s likely to be Paul Pogba who will sign, Bolt certainly wouldn’t say no if his comments last year are anything to go by.
“In my mind I think I should do a trial and see if they would say 'Alright, come on in' or if they would say 'No, you are not any good’,” the Jamaican told MUTV.
“I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the play.
“So I think if I do a trial then they would say, 'You know what, here is a contract for five years! You are 30 years old, here's a five-year contract. Let's just do it!’”
Bolt has confirmed his plan to retire from athletics after the Olympics. United, get that contract written up.
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