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The World’s fastest man & true United fan, Usain Bolt, thinks The Reds have what it takes to defeat Aston Villa at Wembley on Sunday. But the Jamaican also expressed some of his frustration with Sir Alex’s men this season…  

The 23 year-old is the fastest man in the world, with three Olympic gold medals – he holds the World Record for the 100m, 200m & 4x100m relay !

Bolt, a serious United fan gives his thoughts on the Carling Cup Final; “When it comes to January normally we play superbly all the way to the end. This time it’s been up and down. We haven’t found that right XI which blends together, although there have been injuries.”

Bolt and his mates will gather round the TV at 10am Caribbean time for kick-off at his Kingston home. He was late for training on Tuesday because he was watching United’s 3-0 victory over West Ham.

He said: “Whenever Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher are together in midfield, I feel much better. I also prefer two up front rather than Wayne Rooney on his own – even though he has done very well in that role this season.”

“The problem is who the other striker should be because Dimitar Berbatov hasn’t done it. We need him to step up. We were looking for big things from him but he has been disappointing.”

“Our back four has been the main problem, though. We might play five games well and when it comes to the next important one we mess up. If Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand were playing together, we would be all right but, unfortunately, that isn’t happening.”


Bolt, speaking after signing a two-book deal with publishers Harper Collins to write his amazing life story, added: “Wayne has shown what it is to step up with the character of a champion. He has taken on the big responsibility since Ronaldo left.”

“In team sports if the main guy leaves, it’s up to others to say ‘Listen, it’s my time’ and that’s what he’s done. Bolt has been a United fan since watching them on a grainy TV set as a kid.”

Ruud van Nistelrooy was his first Old Trafford hero and last year he met the squad at the Carrington Training Centre.

Bolt was also in town to watch The Reds lift the Premier League trophy for the 18th time, he added: “I had my video camera with me and recorded everything. Rooney was in goal during training, made a save and then said, ‘Make sure you put that on YouTube !’, I’ve still got all the video of that trip, it’s one of my most favourite things.”



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