Usain Bolt Meets Erik ten Hag As Manchester United Beat Fulham in Fiery FA Cup Tie

Usain Bolt Meets Erik ten Hag As Manchester United Beat Fulham in Fiery FA Cup Tie

Martin Moses
March 20, 2023 at 6:25 AM
  • Usain Bolt was in attendance at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United qualify for the FA Cup semifinals
  • United capitalised on Fulham's reduced numbers to turn the tie around with two quick goals
  • Bolt is still the reigning world record holder in the 100 m and 200 m races

Sprint legend Usain Bolt shared a moment with Manchester United's Head Coach Erik ten Hag on March 19.

Manchester United were in action against Fulham at Old Trafford in the last of the Emirates FA Cup quarterfinals.

Usain Bolt, Erik ten Hag, Manchester United, FA Cup, Fulham, Sir Alex Ferguson
Usain Bolt in the director's box during the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final match at Old Trafford on Sunday, March 19, 2023. Photo by Martin Rickett.
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Bolt was among the in-person fans on Sunday evening as the Red Devils looked to maintain their push for a quadruple title. The treble looks more likely now, as they are 19 points off the summit of the Premier League.

The Jamaican icon is a staunch Manchester United fan. He tried his hand at football after retiring from the track in 2017. He uploaded a picture of himself with ten Hag and wrote:

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"Just passing on some vital information from Manchester United fans in Jamaica to Coach Ten Hag."

United under ten Hag

He also met the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, who rarely misses Manchester United games. Ferguson remains the most successful coach in the club's history.

The 36-year-old is definitely happy with the progress the club has made under the Dutchman this season despite the 7-0 mauling at Liverpool a few weeks back.

With the Carabao Cup already wrapped up, the other feasible avenues for silverware for the Red Devils include the Europa League and the FA Cup. They face Sevilla in the quarterfinals of the former and Brighton in the semis of the latter.

How Manchester United vs Fulham played out

Sports Brief had reported that Fulham's FA Cup dreams were quickly extinguished at Old Trafford after three straight red cards in quick succession put a huge dent in their dreams.

Aleksandr Mitrovic scored his first FA Cup goal in the second half in a game that Fulham dominated for long periods.

However, things quickly degenerated for the London-based club when Manchester United's blistering counterattack was halted by Willian, who inadvertently stopped Jadon Sancho's shot from going in by using his hand.

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