Olympic great Usain Bolt has revealed he turned into a Manchester United enthusiast due to Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Even the 30-year-old sprinting legend is a high-profile supporter of the club and saw that the group beat Leicester 2-0 last weekend in the stands in Old Trafford.
Bolt has been anticipated to play for United Legends versus Barcelona on Saturday however suffered a hamstring injury in his farewell race in the World Athletics Championships in London, which can rule him out of action for three weeks.
The retired Jamaica celebrity has admitted that he was initially drawn to United by lovers’ favorite Van Nistelrooy, who scored an impressive 150 aims in 219 appearance for Sir Alex Ferguson’s team.
Talking to ManUtd.com, Bolt said: “Ruud was the one who made me begin supporting Manchester United. A striker in the level he was just seeing him play, playing for United.
“It was just like ‘this man is just one of the finest’, you understand what I believe, and, for me, he’s the reason why I began watching Manchester United. I have never turned back and I have just seen great players after great players coming to United and doing a great job.”
even joked earlier in the year that he could be as good as Wayne Rooney if he moved into professional football.
“I am not going to lie,” Bolt said. “I am not likely to be the best footballer on the planet. But I’d be in a fantastic level, I would say. Wayne Rooney level.
“I have had different men and women suggest different teams and suggest strategies to get into football. We have been looking in these items, but we are not certain what’s happening yet.”
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