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Usain Bolt Makes The Switch To Soccer And Manchester United

For one night, Usain Bolt will see his lifelong dream to play for Manchester United realized in a charity game against Barcelona.

Usain Bolt, who has officially retired after the recent IAAF World Championships—where he took silver in the men’s 100m final and was unable to complete the men’s 4x100m relay due to injury—is making the switch to soccer…for one night.

Bolt will join his beloved team Manchester United—injury permitting—in an all-star charity lineup, reports FourFourTwo.

The 11-time World Champion sprinter holds world records in the 100m and 200m, but will have to run for quite a bit longer than usual, up and down the field in the charity game against Barcelona.

Bolt has shared his desire to play for Manchester United in the past in multiple interviews, including one with The Guardian in November 2015. ““For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true. Yes, that would be epic.”

Dream achieved. Bolt will play with former Manchester United players including Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Dwight Yorke and Phil Neville.

This isn’t the first time that Bolt is making a sports switch. He played in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game in 2013 and scored a few points.

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