Usain Bolt to Captain World XI in Soccer Aid Charity Match at Old Trafford in June

Usain Bolt will be playing at Manchester United's home stadium this June.
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Sporting legend Usain Bolt will be playing at Old Trafford in June. 

The World Record holder for both the 100 and 200m sprints has announced via his Twitter account that he will captain the World XI team in this years Soccer Aid Tournament, that is taking place at Manchester United's stadium. 

In the post he said:

"Excited to announce that I will be playing in @socceraid for @UNICEF_uk 2018 at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June. Make sure you're ready @robbiewilliams!" 

Earlier in the week, Bolt created speculation, when he tweeted that he had 'signed for a football team'. The Jamaican sprinter has always been open about his desire to pull on some football boots and take to the field, and has revealed that he will have a trial with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in March

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist has made no secret of the fact that he is a devoted Manchester United fan, and the 31-year-old will now get to live his dream of walking out on the Old Trafford turf when he leads out his team on June 10th. 

Bolt retired from sprinting after taking part in the World Championships in London in 2017. The sporting icon won a total of 19 global gold medals, and holds the World Record in both the 100m (9.58 seconds) and the 200m (19.19 seconds). 

Soccer Aid is a biannual event, that aims to bring celebrities and football legends together in order to raise money for the UNICEF charity. The match was the brain child of singer Robbie Williams, who will be captaining the England side to face Bolt's World XI, and entertainer Jonathan Wilkes. The event started in 2006 and has raised over £24 million for UNICEF.