The world’s fastest man, who only just announced his love for Manchester United, has once again made a powerful statement to the world of football: Cristiano is untouchable. But Bolt believes that the Madrid superstar wouldn’t be what he is today without the help of Jamaica’s most famous athlete.
Earlier this month, Usain Bolt described to reporters his dream of playing for United (the sprinter was apparently inspired after seeing his beloved Devils lose out on the Premier League trophy last year to cross-city rivals Manchester City). But unfortunately for the Jamaican, Sir Alex Ferguson and co. paid little attention to the farfetched headlines and thus, nothing transpired.
However, Bolt isn’t done speaking his mind. The 25-year-old said he strongly believes that Cristiano Ronaldo could beat any other player on the planet, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
“No doubt Cristiano is better than Messi. He is a more complete player. I would give (the Ballon d’Or) to Cristiano. He has managed to stay on top and that’s the most difficult thing.”
But why is Ronaldo such a talented player? Bolt says it’s all down to a little bit of advice he gave the striker 3 years ago.
“Since I taught Ronaldo in 2009 he has gone on to score 40 goals a season, I don’t think he would have scored them all without my training.”
“United have so many players with pace that if they all perfect their sprinting technique it will be impossible to play against them.”
While he probably doesn’t have what it takes to make it as a professional footballer, Usain might still be able to market himself out as a fitness consultant for United. But the Jamaican star should really stick to doing what he does best: breaking and setting world records on the track.