Usain Bolt Aims Dig at Arsenal, States Manchester United Had a Better Season

Usain Bolt Aims Dig at Arsenal, States Manchester United Had a Better Season

Martin Moses
updated at June 9, 2024 at 3:55 PM
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  • Retired sprint star Usain Bolt has reiterated that Manchester United had a better season than Arsenal despite finishing in eighth
  • Bolt, a die-hard Red Devil, was pleased when Manchester City pipped Arsenal to the Premier League title on game week 38
  • Manchester United ended up with silverware and European football next season after beating Pep Guardiola's side to win the FA Cup

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Usain Bolt has boldly claimed that Manchester United had a much better season than Arsenal despite the Red Devils recording their worst-ever finish in the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag's side finished in eighth place, 29 points behind runners-up Arsenal, who suffered Premier League heartbreak for the second season in a row.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta consoles his players after they failed to win the Premier League title on May 19, 2024. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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The Gunners failed to pip Manchester City to the title, falling short by two points as the title race spilt over to the last day.

Manchester United, meanwhile, has had a turbulent season, with Ten Hag surviving calls for his dismissal. The former Ajax manager had to contend with the absences of his key players due to injury. He would, however, redeem himself on the last day as they beat Manchester City to win the FA Cup.

Bolt: Manchester United had a better season than Arsenal

Arsenal went trophyless despite a gallant fight for the Premier League title. They were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter-finals and barely made it to the latter stages of the domestic cups.

It is on this backstory that Bolt believes Manchester United had a better season than their rivals.

"It’s like I’m running on a circuit and doing well, and then I get to the Championship and win no medals," he said on talkSPORT.

Why Bolt preferred Manchester City to win the EPL

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who is a die-hard Manchester United supporter, also expressed his happiness when the Gunners failed to win the title.

"Everybody always asks me who I’d rather win the Premier League out of Arsenal and Man City – I’m like, 'Man City, easy.' People are like, ‘But they’re your rival’. I know a lot of Arsenal fans, and when they’re top of the table, they talk so much, and I’m like, ‘You haven’t won yet!’"

England's representatives in Europe next season

Sports Brief also reported on how Manchester United's FA Cup win impacted European places for next season.

United qualified for the Europa League after initially missing out on Europe through league positions.

They replaced Chelsea, who dropped to the Conference League, while Newcastle United missed out entirely.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)