When Aguero met Bolt: Track star swaps 100m for title race and gives striker speed tips ahead of derby… while Sergio says he would get in the United team (but not City’s!)
Ahead of the Manchester derby, most players in the separate camps will be mentally preparing themselves for one of the biggest games of the season.
Not Sergio Aguero, though. The Argentine caught up with multiple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, to gain some valuable speed tips before Sunday’s match at the Etihad stadium.
Catch me if you can: Usain Bolt puts Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero through his paces
BOLT TO RUN IN GLASGOW
Usain Bolt would like to run at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next summer. He said: ‘I have said to my coach that I would love to go to the Commonwealths.
‘It’s something that I haven’t done before. It’s up to my coach, but I have said to him that I want to be a part of it.’
Bolt, a Manchester United fan through and through, also played some football with the striker, and admitted he was trying to wear out one of City’s most influential players.
The Jamaican may not get his dream move to Old Trafford any time soon though, as his passing was excessively poor on the day.
Aguero even took his chance to put in a sly dig to rivals United, saying: He was poor at the beginning, but when he started to play properly, he showed some skills.
‘He is not good enough to play for City, but I think he would have a good chance of getting into the United team.’
The Manchester derby will be the first one played between the two sides under new managers Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes.
There will also be several first tastes of the match for many players, including Manchester City duo Jesus Navas and Alvaro Negredo, plus United new-boy Marouane Fellaini.
Bolt admitted that his team would have to be careful of Aguero though, and conceded that no matter what he tried, he just couldn’t wear him out.
‘Sergio’s caused United a lot of problems over the years, so I thought I’d drop in on him to see if I could tire him before the game on Sunday. But turns out he’s pretty fit,’ Bolt said.
‘I have to admit I was impressed with his qualities, United definitely need to keep him quiet but I’m sure they can do that and get three points.’