Usain Bolt says he will have to give new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal a call if the Premier League giants lose a second consecutive league game when they face Sunderland this weekend.
The world’s fastest man is gearing up for a 100m race in Poland on Saturday, but he will no doubt be paying close attention to United’s trip to the Stadium of Light on Sunday, where they will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s home loss to Swansea.
It was United’s first league opening-day loss since 1976, and the six – time Olympic gold medallist and double world record holder – a long time Manchester United fan – says he isn’t getting too worried just yet, but may be forced to give the gaffer a ring if his beloved ‘Red Devils’ lose to Sunderland in their next game.
“I haven’t spoken to him (van Gaal) yet,” Bolt said yesterday at a press event in the build-up to his appearance at the LOTTO Kamila Skolimowska’s Memorial.
“The first game he lost, so I am giving him some time, and I’ll wait to see on Sunday if he does better; but if he doesn’t, I’ll probably need to give him a call.,” Bolt laughed.
Bolt, a personal friend of legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of the 2012 – 2013 season, has certainly not been shy to express his thoughts on his team.
Bolt famously demanded that midfield reinforcements be signed last season in a video message to Ferguson’s replacement David Moyes. He has also been hosted by the club on several occasions and was at Old Trafford parading his gold medals after the 2012 Olympic Games.
Moyes was fired before the end of the season after a dismal campaign that saw United finishing the season in