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Bolt creates stir at Man Utd game

Sunday, August 26, 2012    

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MANCHESTER, England (CMC) — Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt created a stir at Old Trafford here yesterday when he made a typically flamboyant appearance for the English Premier League game between Manchester United and Fulham.

The 26-year-old, an avid supporter of the famous north England club, was the guest of honour and watched from the directors' box as the hosts beat London outfit Fulham, 3-2, to take their first points of the new season.

Sporting his three gold medals from the recent London Olympics, Bolt took to the pitch before kick-off to greet the Old Trafford crowd and was greeted with chants of "sign him up, Fergie, Fergie, sign him up" as he struck his trademark pose.

Bolt said during the Olympics that his dream was to play for Sir Alex Ferguson's side.

The gifted athlete was presented with two Manchester United jerseys with his name and the numbers 963 and 958 imprinted on either.

Bolt clocked 9.63 seconds to win the 100 metres final in London earlier this month and holds the World record of 9.58 set in Berlin three years ago.

He posed for photos with new Dutch signing Robin van Persie and veteran winger Ryan Giggs, and also tweeted a photo of he and United legend Sir Bobby Charlton standing together and another of he and Sir Alex sharing a laugh.

Bolt won the 200 metres at the Lausanne Grand Prix in Switzerland on Thursday.

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