Usain Bolt to Feature for Man United Legends Against Barcelona
Usain Bolt’s athletics career finale didn’t go according to script as the world’s fastest man bowed out injured in the final lap of the 4x100m relay in London, but he now has a chance of fulfilling a life long dream as he is set to star in a football match at Old Trafford.
Bolt, an ardent Manchester United fan, is to be named in the star-studded line-up for the Red Devils’ legends match against Barcelona coming up in September.
The Jamaican sprint sensation is now in a race against time to be fit for the high-profile novelty match after the hamstring injury he picked up during the London Worlds.
It is understood that he has until September 2 to be ready for the match.
“This has been his dream for many years. He’s desperate to do it as long as he can get over the injury,” a source told The Sun.
Man United Legends manager Bryan Robson is said to be keen to welcome Bolt’s speed to the lineup which already includes the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke and Phil Neville.
Other former Red Devils stars include Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Louis Saha, Mikaël Silvestre, Jesper Blomqvist, Quinton Fortune and Dion Dublin.
Barca legends will be managed by Jose Mari Bakero, and will include stars like Gaizka Mendiaeta, Eric Abidal, Migel Angel Nadal, Gheorghe Popescu and Rivaldo.
United legends won the first leg at the Camp Nou 3-1 and will be looking to do a double over the Catalans with the help of Bolt.
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