Usain Bolt: I Wouldn't Want to Play for Man United 'Until We Get a New Coach'

Joe GallagherFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2016

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt smiles after cutting a ribbon during a promotional event for Puma at a department store, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Manchester United fan and occasional world-beating sprinter Usain Bolt has become the latest in a long, long line of the club's supporters to express disappointment in their style of play under Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils beat Liverpool 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, but fans have grown tired of United's uncharacteristically dull tactics, with even Van Gaal admitting that he sometimes gets "bored" during matches.

Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (L) stands in the dug-out during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, northwest England, on January 17, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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And Jamaican athlete Bolt, who has previously spoken about trialling with the club, isn't on board with the new style.

Speaking with media at the Jamaican Sportsman of the Year Awards (via ESPN FC's Chris Wright), the 29-year-old admitted that under the current management, he wouldn't want to join the side.

"Well, looking at how Van Gaal is, I don't think I would ever want to be coached by him so I think I will put that on pause until we get a new coach," he said.

It would appear the six-time Olympic gold medalist and 11-time world champion is not entertained.