Usain Bolt comments on Manchester United loss: Let’s get it together lads

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The sporting superstar gave words of encouragement after Swansea's shock win at Old Trafford.

After Manchester United lost 2-1 at home to Swansea on their opening game of the 2014-15 Premier League season, all manner of Reds fans were tweeting their thoughts on the match, some disappointed, some encouraging. The fastest man of all time, Usain Bolt, also offered his insight on Louis van Gaal's first match, with the Jamaican famously a huge United fan.

As if applying his own personal approach to competition to United's coming season, the athletics superstar emphasised that the finish is much more than the start.

The 100m and 200m world record holder is notorious for being slower out of the blocks than his rivals, but it his powerful, unbeatable speed in the last two thirds of his races that tend to leave the 27-year-old ahead of his competitors come the finish line.

Nobody thought that Louis van Gaal's job was going to be easy, and United fans were perhaps spoilt by some of the attacking football on display in the club's tour of the US this summer, but Bolt's words, the words of a true sporting champion remember, should be kept in mind by those supporters who are feeling particularly disappointed by the Swansea result.

This fixture will be long forgotten if the Dutchman can bring the club back into the Champions League by the end of this season.

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