Usain Bolt attended the thrilling FA Cup victory over Fulham on Sunday at Old Trafford as a supporter of Manchester United.
Interestingly, the game’s final score was precisely predicted by the eight-time Olympic gold medalist.
After the game, Bolt, 36, tweeted a video of his pre-game prediction from Manchester United’s Instagram account to Twitter.
When asked what the final score would be in the video before the FA Cup quarterfinal match, he responded, “I think it’s going to finish 3-1.”
The current 100- and 200-meter world record holder was right on the money with his prediction.
Using a winking emoji, he added the remark “told you” to the video of his pre-game prediction.
Bruno Fernandes’ goal in the 96th minute made sure Bolt was well on target with his pregame prediction.
Aleksandar Mitrovic of the visiting Fulham had given the team the early advantage.
Willian was dismissed for a handball on the line, and the Red Devils responded with a Fernandes penalty.
After checking the VAR monitor, referee Ciaran Kavanagh reversed his earlier decision to not award a penalty kick.
In a hectic 40 seconds, he sent off Fulham manager Marco Silva during the check, then dismissed Willian for the handball, and gave Mitrovic his marching orders for shoving referee Kavanagh.
The Red Devils subsequently took the lead on Marcel Sabitzer’s first United goal, and Fernandes sealed the victory in stoppage time.
The extra-time goal insured that Bolt’s pre-game prophesy came true and set up an FA Cup semifinal matchup versus Brighton at Wembley the following month.
Olympic champion Bolt visited the Theatre of Dreams, where he had meetings with famous former coach Sir Alex Ferguson and current United manager Erik ten Hag.
The Jamaican star will return to Old Trafford in June as captain of the World XI for Soccer Aid.
Jill Scott, the legendary Queen of the Jungle and Lioness, will captain the England XI in the team.
Bolt supports Manchester United in the Premier League as well. He has acknowledged supporting Dutch forward Ruud van Nistelrooy.
At the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final in London, Bolt was a special guest of Manchester United and expressed his desire to play for them after his retirement.
Usain St. Leo Bolt OJ CD OLY, a retired Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the best of all time, was born on August 21, 1986.
In the 100, 200, and 4 x 100-meter relay, he holds the world records.
Bolt, an eight-time gold medalist in the Olympics, is the only sprinter to win the 100-meter and 200-meter Olympic titles at three consecutive Games (2008, 2012, and 2016). He also won two gold medals in the 4×100 relay.
He became famous all around the globe after winning two sprint events in Olympic world records in the 2008 Beijing Games, becoming the first person to accomplish so since fully automatic timing.
He won consecutive gold medals in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and four-by-one-hundred-meter relay World Championships from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100-meter false start in 2011.
He was an 11-time World Champion.
He is the World Championships’ most successful male athlete. Bolt is one of the most successful athletes in the 100 m with three titles and is the first person to win four World Championship titles in the 200 m.
The biggest improvement since the introduction of electronic timing was made by Bolt in 2009, when he lowered his second 100 m world record time of 9.69 seconds to 9.58.
He established the 200-meter world record at 19.30 in 2008 and 19.19 in 2009, respectively.
The current record for the 4 x 100-meter relay is held by Jamaica, and it was set in 2012 with a time of 36.84 seconds thanks to his assistance. With three Olympic and four World titles, the 200 m is Bolt’s most successful competition.
He had previously won multiple 200 m medals, including silver at the 2007 World Championship, and had held the world under-20 and world under-18 marks for the race until Erriyon Knighton beat them in 2021. His 100 m international debut came at the 2008 Olympics.
His achievements as a sprinter have earned him the media nickname “Lightning Bolt”, and his awards include the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (three times), and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times).
Bolt was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2016. Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships, when he finished third in his last solo 100 m race, opted out of the 200 m, and pulled up injured in the 4×100 m relay final.