Usain Bolt’s Manchester United dream will have to wait after the now-retired sprint superstar revealed the seriousness of his hamstring injury.
The Jamaican’s last race on the track ended in disaster after he broken down on the straight of the 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London.
But now he has revealed he faces three months of rehabilitation to fix a hamstring tear.
Bolt shared a scan of his world record-holding leg showing the tear.
“Sadly I have tear of the proximal myotendinous junction of biceps femoris in my left hamstring with partial retraction. 3 months rehab,” he posted on Twitter, before deleting the post.
Bolt continued, refuting any suggestion he had not truly been injured at the World Championships.
He added: “I don’t usually release my medical report to the public but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured.
“I have never been one to cheat my fans in anyway & my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans.
“Thanks for the continued support my fans and I rest, heal and move onto the next chapter of my life #Love&LoveAlone.”
Man United legends and Barcelona will be in action on September 2 at Old Trafford.
Man United Legends manager Bryan Robson will welcome Bolt’s speed to the line up which includes the likes of Edwin van der Sar, Paul Scholes, Dwight Yorke and Phil Neville.
Other former Red Devils stars include Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Louis Saha, Mikaël Silvestre, Jesper Blomqvist, Quinton Fortune and Dion Dublin.
The Catalan legends will be managed by Jose Mari Bakero, with stars including Gaizka Mendiaeta, Eric Abidal, Migel Angel Nadal, Gheorghe Popescu, Ion Andoni Goikoetxea and Julio Salinas.