Video: Manchester United fan Usain Bolt scores brace on debut for Central Coast Mariners

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United supporter Usain Bolt is best known for being the fastest human to ever walk the earth but his real passion is football.

The Jamaican sprinter, whose 100m time of 9.58 stands as a world record, has trained with Man United and Borussia Dortmund in the past, alongside taking part on SoccerAid at Old Trafford.

Over the summer he joined A-League club Central Coast Mariners, making his debut from the bench in a friendly back in August.

He made his first start for the Mariners in another friendly against Macarthur South West on Friday and, easily beating the defender for pace, scored his first goal with a precise near post strike.

Moments later, Bolt – who grazed the post with a header earlier in the game – took advantage of a defensive mix-up to add his second of the game.

“My first start and scoring two goals, it’s a good feeling,” he said.

“I’m happy I could come here and show the world I’m improving. I’m keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team.”

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