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Usain Bolt to play for ‘favourite club’ Man United

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will play for Manchester United in a legends game against Barcelona.

The just retired Bolt is scheduled to take part in the game if he recovers from a hamstring strain he suffered in the 4x100m at the 2017 World Championships in London.

According to, the September 2 match will feature former United players including Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke and Phil Neville.

Barcelona team will feature Gaizka Mendieta, Eric Abidal, Miguel Ángel Nadal, Gheorghe Popescu, Ion Andoni Goikoetxea and Julio Salinas among others.

Bolt has in the past expressed how he would love to play football and is a known Manchester United fan.

According to, he “once famously called up a radio phone-in show to discuss the team (Man U)– and having to convince the presenter he was not a hoaxer.”

Bolt ran the 100 meter final on August 5 finishing third behind Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman.

He was unable to finish the 4x100m at the 2017 World Championships last Saturday.