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​Man Utd fan and Olympic champion Bolt discouraged in pursuit of football dream

It does not appear that Usain Bolt will be competing for a top football club anytime soon.

The famous Olympic sprinter has a dream to become a professional footballer and play for his beloved Manchester United.

However, Bolt has been told that he will need to put in a lot of work if he is going to get even close to the required level to be a professional footballer.

"It's very easy saying that you want to become a professional footballer and it's a whole different story being, I think he's 31, and then trying to start," said Jeremy Brockie – a New Zealand international who plays for SuperSport United in South Africa.

"He's very quick so he won't have a problem in that side of the field and he had some nifty footwork as well. [He] rated himself as an attacking player. He's got that same confidence and swagger that he has on the sprinting track.

"[But] if I had to give an honest opinion based off the little hour that we trained with him, he's probably still got a little bit of work to do."

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