Saturday, 7 May 2016

Usain Bolt wanted Jurgen Klopp instead of Louis van Gaal at Man Utd

Lifelong Manchester United fan Usain Bolt believes Louis van Gaal is not the right fit for the club and says he wanted to see Jurgen Klopp appointed at Old Trafford.

Bolt, who has won six Olympic gold medals and will compete at the Games in Rio this summer, believes players do not want to play for the Dutchman and criticised his style of football.

United currently sit fifth in the Premier League going into Saturday's fixture with Norwich and are four points behind Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification but do have an FA Cup final against Crystal Palace to look forward to.

Van Gaal accepts he "cannot afford" to lose any of the club's four remaining fixtures this season, but Bolt says he is not the right man for the job and revealed he would rather the club had appointed Klopp before he joined Liverpool.

"It [the season] 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," the Jamaican sprinter told TV2 Norway.

"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.

"I actually wanted to see Klopp, the Liverpool coach, because when we had Sir Alex Ferguson we were more of an attacking team and Klopp is an attacking coach, he really plays attacking football."

In the past Bolt, 29, has said he would love to turn to football when he retires from athletics and it appears as though he is still keen to turn out for United.

"If I got a chance to play for the team, I would love to play for Manchester United, even if it is just one game," he said.

"It would be great because it is my favourite team. I have supported them for years so if I got a chance to play one or two matches I'd be happy."

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