WATCH: Usain Bolt Screams in Joy After Crucial Manchester United Goal

Published 09/30/2021, 6:44 AM EDT


It’s no secret that legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is an avid football fan. Furthermore, he’s made his love for English club Manchester United quite apparent over the last few years.

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In United’s UEFA Champions League match against Villarreal, the Jamaican featured in the stands at Old Trafford. During the game, Bolt shared a moment of joy on social media as the Red Devils secured a last-gasp victory.

Usain Bolt shares Manchester United’s equaliser against Villareal on social media

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Manchester United faced Villarreal in their second match in this year’s Champions League. This meeting came four months after the latter stunned the Red Devils on penalties in the Europa League final.

Villarreal took the lead through a 53rd minute goal from their Spanish striker Paco Alcacer. However, United responded just seven minutes later through a clever set-piece. Talisman Bruno Fernandes cherry-picked a pass for Alex Telles, who sent a precise volley from the edge of the box into the back of the net.

Bolt shared a video of this goal on his social media, while celebrating with the United faithful in the stands.

The goal sent Old Trafford into raptures, as they got back in the game with this strike. This could be seen in the joy spread amongst the fans, with Bolt screaming in delight following Telles’ calculated strike.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a last-minute winner for United

One of United’s most exciting acquisitions in this year’s summer transfer window was Ronaldo. Eager to leave Juventus in the final few days of August, the Portuguese star returned to United 12 years after his last appearance for the club.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Manchester United v Villarreal – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – September 29, 2021 Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Once again, the 36-year-old proved to be the main man for the Red Devils, as he scored a winner deep into stoppage time in the second half. Not only did he save United’s blushes, but helped the English side garner three crucial points in the group stage.

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