The Jamaican sprinter is a known Red Devils fanatic - famously pleading for Sir Alex Ferguson to give him a trial back in 2012 and dropping in on City star Sergio Aguero in September in an effort to tire him out ahead of the Manchestery derby.
Confessing that same month that the greatest “stress” in his life is not competing in his own events but rather watching his footballing favourites play, it’s likely the ever-confident Bolt may not have been so sanguine heading into Wednesday’s contest at the Emirates.
But fellow Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah - a Gunners fan - wasn’t inclined to give sputtering United any quarter ahead of the encounter, informing the 100m world record holder of his club’s supposedly imminent demise in north London on Twitter.
Things didn’t exactly pan out as the Somali-born long-distance specialist had hoped, however, a rather dour display from Arsenal as the Red Devils defended deeply giving rise to a scoreless draw.
The result means Arsene Wenger’s men haven’t defeated the Mancunians in six straight tries - last doing so in May 2011 - facing fallen 1-0 at Old Trafford in the first meeting of the current campaign.
And Bolt was wasted no time getting back to Farah after full-time - throwing in a mention of celebrity Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan just for good measure.
Always one for social media banter - Morgan took the opportunity to remind the 27-year-old of United’s position in the Premier League - but having seen United deny Arsenal a return to first place, Bolt may well feel just slightly less “stressed” than he normally would for the moment.
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