Watch: Chris Gayle flaunts his Football skills, declares intent to play for Manchester United
After the 9th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) was over, West Indies player Chris Gayle flew to England to play in the NatWest T20 game. The player, who never fails to make it to the news headlines, recently visited Old Trafford, the home ground of the famous football club Manchester United.
Gayle, who was representing Somerset, got the chance of touring England as well on this trip. Being a humungous Manchester United Fan, the Jamaican player got to visit the Theatre of Dreams and later, joked about how he had a meeting with the football club’s manager Jose Mourinho and also about having been signed by United.
“Meeting went well with the new manager…once I get my terms then I will sign with @manchesterunited” he wrote on his Instagram account, accompanying it with a picture of himself. He even posted a video later, showing off his football skills for the world to see.
He posted another picture of himself with a Manchester United jersey with “Universal Boss 333” inscribed on it. This reference comes from the incident where West Indies T20 Skipper, Darren Sammy had gone on record to say that Chris Gayle had been unfairly treated.
Gayle, who is playing the NatWest T20 series, has only been able to manage a mere 54 runs with a highest of 49 against Essex in Taunton. The player, who has been known to hit off big runs with his bat, recently showed his skills at the IPL where he had blasted 76 off 38 balls in the final, although it could not lead his team Royal Challengers Bangalore towards victory over rivaling team Sunrisers Hyderabad.
On the other hand, Manchester United seems to have entered a new phase with the entry of their new manager Jose Mourinho after their former manager Louis van Gaal vacated the post. The club suffered from a poor season last year, with them coming fifth in the Premier League, although they did end up winning the FA Cup.