WATCH: Usain Bolt Predicted Cristiano Ronaldo Winning Goal Before Manchester United Game

Published 09/30/2021, 3:07 PM EDT


Olympic legend Usain Bolt is a huge fan of soccer legend, Cristiano Ronaldo. Notably, as CR7 returned for his second stint at Manchester United, just like every other fan, Bolt too was on the top of the world.

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It was UCL night at the Theater of Dreams with the fastest man on earth, cheering on his team from the stands. Notably, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist made quite the prediction before Ronaldo entered the field. And just like his accuracy on the track, Bolt was spot on.

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Ronaldo scores as Usain Bolt predicted

After his retirement from the track and field, Bolt fulfilled his dream to play soccer professionally. While that did not work out extremely well, Bolt remains a die-hard fan of the sport.

Ahead of United’s UCL clash against Villarreal, when Bolt was asked for a possible final score, he said, “Cristiano would get two more and Sancho will get one.” To no surprise, as Manchester United defeated Villareal, it was Ronaldo on the scoresheet.

It was a breathtaking match for the United fans, as they snatched a win from the jaws of defeat.

Going down early in the game, the Red Devils fought hard to come back in the match. Notably, even as they pulled one back, they were yet to score a winner. However, stepped up Cristiano Ronaldo, making the all-important finish in the closing minutes of the game, leaving Old Trafford Berserk.

 

Olympic legend thanked Manchester United for bringing back Ronaldo

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When the sprinting legend visited Old Trafford, he also met Sir Alex Ferguson. Notably, Bolt revealed how he thanked Sir Alex for bringing Cristiano back.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men’s 4×100 Metres Relay heats during day nine of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 at The London Stadium on August 12, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images for IAAF)

It was indeed a delight for Bolt, watching Cristiano play live. Notably, as he cheered his team on, his excitement was evident in his actions. Surely, Bolt will make more appearances at Old Trafford, now that Ronaldo is back to his favorite team.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. As her father was an athlete, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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