Usain Bolt chooses between 100m history and Champions League winner for Man Utd

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    The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt admitted he would have given up everything to have won the Champions League as a Manchester United player.

    Bolt won eight Olympic gold medals and set new world records in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay, which he still holds today. However, evidently not satisfied with his superhuman achievements, Bolt also tried to channel his staggering athleticism into his other sporting passion – football.

    The Jamaican icon tried his hardest to become a professional footballer, even signing a contract with Australian side Central Coast Mariners. And his love for the beautiful game was particularly evident when asked if he would have handed in his medals and records to win the Champions League with Arsenal.

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    "To play a career as long as these guys [Roy Keane, Karen Carney, Ian Wright], definitely. I know, I love football that much,” Bolt said to ITV, before United’s FA Cup clash against Fulham. “To play in the Champions League Final, score the goal to win, would be brilliant."

    Bolt said he always “dreamed” of one day playing for the Red Devils. He even acted on his ambitions by going through the process of becoming a professional footballer. He trained with Norwegian side Stromsgodset but eventually signed for Central Coast Mariners after some trials and periods of training with the Aussies.

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    However, after eight weeks with the Australian A-League giants and some very harsh criticism from Perth Glory forward Andy Keogh, who described his first touch as being like a “trampoline”, Bolt left the club after only eight weeks.

    And when asked, he reaffirmed his past desires of representing the 20 time Premier League winners. "For me it was always something I wanted to try,” he added.

    “I watch and I love the game so much, so why not give it a try? I was very serious, it didn’t work out as I wanted it to, but I really enjoyed the effort and the process."

    He may not have worn the United jersey on the pitch, but he will certainly be enjoying United’s campaign this season.

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