Athletics superstar Usain Bolt will not be playing for Manchester United as he had planned.
The Jamaican, a big fan of the Red Devils, had been billed to play in Manchester United Legends’ friendly against Barcelona at Old Trafford on 2 September but he is injured.
Bolt, who won eight Olympic gold medals and holds the men’s 100m and 200m world records in a glittering career, got injured in his final race during the IAAF World Championships in London last week.
The hamstring injury, which occurred in the 4x100m relay, means he will miss the match to raise money for the Manchester United Foundation.
Former United stars like Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Dwight Yorke, Phil Neville, Ronny Johnsen, Louis Saha, Mikael Silvestre, Jesper Blomqvist, Quinton Fortune and Dion Dublin are all expected to play in the charity game.
Bolt himself tweeted an image of his muscle tear and said the injury will require three months of rehabilitation.
“I don’t usually release my medical report to the public but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured,” Bolt wrote on Twitter but deleted the posts later.
“I have never been one to cheat my fans in any way and my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans.”