George Town - World's fastest man Usain
Bolt says he still dreams of playing for Manchester United - as long as Louis
Van Gaal is not the manager.
Bolt, who owns the 100-metre world record
at 9.58 seconds and the world 200m record of 19.19, spoke on Friday on the eve
of his opening race of the 2016 campaign in the Cayman Invitational.
The Jamaican superstar has long been
critical of Van Gaal's stewardship of Manchester United, saying he has not used
players in the proper positions and that has led to disappointing performances
by the English Premier League club.
"I supported Manchester United for
years," Bolt said. "I would still love to play for them, but if Louis
Van Gaal is the coach, not so much," Bolt said.
Manchester United stands fifth in the
Premier League with 18 wins and 9 drawn from 37 starts entering Sunday's
season-ending matches, two points behind fourth-place Manchester City.
Bolt, who predicted he will open his season
by running the 100 in 9.91, will face only two sub-10 sprinters at the Truman
Bodden Sports Complex - Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole and Kemar Hyman of Cayman
Last week, Bolt told TV2 Norway of his
thoughts about Manchester United's season.
"It has been up and down. I wouldn't
say I'm happy. I think a lot of players don't want to come to the team under
Van Gaal. I think players don't want to play for him," Bolt said.
"He plays a different style of
football which Manchester United doesn't really play. We are more of an
attacking team and he likes to pass the ball. I'm not saying he's not a good
coach but, personally, I just think he's not right for Manchester United."