Olympic hero Usain Bolt will take one step closer to his dream of playing for Manchester United when he captains the World XI at this year’s Soccer Aid.
Bolt’s side with take on Robbie Williams’ England team in the charity football match at Old Trafford in June.
Soccer Aid for Unicef is the original England v Soccer Aid World XI charity game.
It has previously featured A-list stars such as Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Mike Myers and Niall Horan, plus footballing royalty including Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho.
Bolt said: “It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable.
“I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team had better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them!
“I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score, by the way.
“My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world. Come and join in the fun!”
He added: “I am buzzing that Soccer Aid for Unicef is back.
“Reclaiming the title for England this year is going to taste so much sweeter with Usain leading the Soccer Aid World XI.
“I can’t wait to lead out the England team on Sunday 10 June at Old Trafford in what really is a game like no other.
“With your support, we will help children in danger around the world.”
The international friendly match will take place at the Theatre of Dreams on June 10 (8pm) and will be broadcast live on ITV, just four days before the FIFA World Cup begins in Russia.