Manchester United’s stirring 2-1 comeback win over Middlesbrough inspired Olympic legend Usain Bolt to sing their praises – via the club’s post-match phone-in.
Goals from Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba inside the final five minutes snatched a thrilling win for United, who produced a throwback to Alex Ferguson’s days on the Old Trafford hero’s 75th birthday.
Lifelong United fan Bolt was so moved by the win, which takes the club within a point of the Premier League’s top four, that he contacted MUTV post-match.
Presenter Mandy Henry joked that ‘Usain from Jamaica’ might be the nine-time Olympic gold medallist, only to have it confirmed over the line that indeed it was “Mr Bolt” calling.
Bolt said: “They came through, they pushed hard and persevered. The Manchester United way, it was a great match.”
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 31, 2016
Come on lad of course it was me on @ManUtd TV just now
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) December 31, 2016
Sorry Usain – we didn’t think it was you! Enjoy your celebrations in Jamaica & call again after West Ham on Monday night! https://t.co/64hfB6l5Gk
— Mandy Henry (@MandyHenryMedia) December 31, 2016
Ever the professional – Mandy also pushed notorious partier Bolt for his New Year’s Eve plans, but the Jamaican revealed he would be enjoying a quiet night at home in Jamaica.
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