Usain Bolt reveals conversation with Erik ten Hag after meeting Man Utd manager at FA Cup win over Fulham
USAIN BOLT has revealed his conversation with Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag at their home game against Fulham.
The sprinter is famously a Man United fan, and was in attendance at Old Trafford for a gripping FA Cup quarter-final, where his side triumphed 3-1 over visitors Fulham.
The Red Devils came away victorious after a drama-filled game that saw three red cards in quick succession to the visiting side.
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist posted a picture of him and Ten Hag together to Twitter afterwards, adding that he was ‘passing on some vital information’ from United fans in Jamaica.
He then revealed that he had personally thanked the Man Utd manager for his role in rejuvenating the team.
Ten Hag has taken a team that had struggled to sixth place in last seasons Premier League to a side that has already lifted the Carabao Cup this season.
Speaking to club media, the sprinting legend said “The first thing I said to him was thank you”.
“And he was like, ‘Thank you for what?’
“I was like, ‘Bringing the glory days back”.”
“For the past couple of years it’s been a tough ask for the players and a tough ask for the team and there’s been ups and downs, you know.
“So the fact that now we can see us stabling out and going forward and going up, it’s brilliant.”
“All I was trying to say was just thank you, I appreciate [it] and just to continue what [you’re] doing.”
Bolt declared his support for the Dutchman, saying “I think it’s just so great Ten Hag has come in and [what he has] done for the club.”
The Jamaican star also met legendary former manager Sir Alex Ferguson during his visit.
Bolt had also spookily predicted the score before the match, reposting a clip to Twitter from Manchester United’s Instagram account.
In the video he posted, he says after being asked what the score will be: “I think it’s going to finish 3-1.”
The reigning 100m and 200m world record holder added caption “Told you” with a winking emoji.
The win for Man Utd means they will meet Brighton at Wembley next month for the FA Cup semi-final.