Man United to still ignore Usain Bolt despite Burton rejection

Date published: Wednesday 16th August 2017 8:50

Nigel Clough has quashed chairman Ben Robinson’s claims that Burton will offer Usain Bolt a trial, suggesting “it is a good job he doesn’t choose the players”.

Robinson stole headlines earlier in the day when suggesting Albion would be interested in giving an opportunity to the eight-time Olympic gold medallist following his retirement from sprinting.

Bolt has constantly flirted with a career in the sport even during his time competing in athletics, with the Manchester United fan fluttering his eyelashes in the direction of Old Trafford on a number of occasions.

United will now have a clear path to continue to ignore the 30-year-old despite Burton chairman Robinson’s comments.

He suggested Clough would be on board with the move, but the manager contradicted that following Albion’s 2-0 Sky Bet Championship loss at Middlesbrough.

“That’s the first I’ve heard of it,” he said. “There is nothing in it as far as I am concerned.

“Would I be interested? No. I’m interested in trying to get a win in Friday night, no distractions. It’s a good job he (the chairman) doesn’t pick the players then, isn’t it?”

The Bolt suggestions may offer a welcome distraction for Burton fans who witnessed their side slump to a third successive league defeat to start the campaign at the Riverside.


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