Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Bolt: I could be a Wayne Rooney

Usain Bolt seems to be trying to speak his dream of playing for Manchester United into existence.

The eight-time Olympic gold medal winner wants to trade his track spikes for football boots with studs when he retires from athletics.

With a chuckle, he told ESPN in a video:

“I’m not gonna lie. I’m not gonna say I’m gonna be the best footballer in the world but I’ll be at a good level I would say, you know what I mean? Maybe a Wayne Rooney level, you know what I mean? I’m saying.”


Wayne Rooney is the captain of Manchester Unnited. According to the website, Rooney is Manchester United's all-time leading scorer and the only player to have scored 250 goals for the Reds.

The Jamaican 30-year-old this week walked away with the 'Oscar of Sports', the Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year' award for the fourth time, thereby joining tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams, and surfer Kelly Slater as four-time Laureus award winner.

He received the award at the awards held in Monaco on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017.

After collecting the honour, according to TheSun, Bolt said:

“I’ve always wanted to try play football so that’s in the pipeline, we’ll see what happens.

“I’m going to get a chance to train at Dortmund which is good.”

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