Manchester, Aug 16 (TNS): Retired champion sprinter Usain Bolt will fulfill his lifelong dream to play for Manchester United when he dons the Red Devils shirt in a charity match against Barcelona next month.
Bolt is set to make his dream debut at the Old Trafford on September 2 if he recovers from a hamstring injury. The legendary sprinter could be lining up with United legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes in the event, which has been organised to raise money for the Manchester United foundation.
The 30-year-old Jamaican suffered a hamstring injury in his final race at the World Championships in London earlier this month.
Bolt’s desire to play at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ is no secret. He recently spoke about his dream to play football after his athletics career, in which he won eight Olympic gold medals and is the current 100m world record holder.
“Everyone knows I’m always talking about (playing) football, I’m waiting on a call from Mourinho,” he joked before his final meet at the World Championships.
“I think he’s waiting until the last day (of the transfer window),” he quipped.