Usain Bolt: I couldn’t play for United under van Gaal

The Jamaican sprint king has regularly spoken of his dream to play at Old Trafford but fears the managerial style of Louis van Gaal might cramp his style.

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Usain Bolt has made no secret of his desire to one day play for Manchester United, but the sprint king has revealed he has no desire to carry out that ambition while Louis van Gaal remains in charge.

The Jamaican cheekily suggested he was the answer to United’s goal-scoring crisis earlier this season saying: "I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the play."

Van Gaal claimed his side was back in the title race after Sunday’s late win over Liverpool at Anfield, but with his team still struggling in front of goal and the manager himself coming under pressure from certain sections of support for his alleged dull brand of football, Bolt appears to have gone cool on the idea.

"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," Bolt told reporters at the Jamaican Sportsman of the Year awards.

United is currently in fifth place in the Premier League, seven points adrift of leader Arsenal and faces Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.