United fan Bolt called MUTV from Jamaica to express how happy he was with the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and admit it was ‘like watching the old Manchester United’
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One person they will not have been expecting to call in though is nine-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, but that’s exactly what they got.
Originally believing they were taking a call from “Usain from Jamaica”, presenter Mandy Henry enquired if it was Usain Bolt, though she clearly did not expect him to confirm he was the world’s fastest man.
But after claiming that he was indeed the Olympic legend, he went on to explain why he was so impressed with the performance from United, while former players Gordon McQueen and Lou Macari starred on in amazement.
A win that felt so good even @UsainBolt felt compelled to ring #MUTVHD! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/5KDeJuLWI4
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 31, 2016
“It is Usain Bolt, it is Mr Bolt,” he said. “I’m just saying how I’m really proud of the guys today. They came through, I felt like I was watching the old Manchester United. They really came through.
Bolt’s line from Jamaica wasn’t the greatest, which led to him being inaudible for a few seconds, before adding: “They pushed on and persevered, the Manchester United way. It was a great match, I’m happy, very happy about this.”
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Asked how if he had anything special planned for the New Year, he answered: “No, just home and a few fireworks. That’s it.”
Henry, McQueen and Macari looked bemused by what had just happened, fully aware that the call was in all likelihood a hoax, but the Jamiacan took to Twitter to confirm it was actually him.
Come on lad of course it was me on @ManUtd TV just now
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) December 31, 2016
“Come on lad of course it was me on @ManUtd TV just now,” he wrote.