Olympic hero Usain Bolt will fulfil a childhood ambition on Sunday night as he steps out at Old Trafford in a Soccer Aid charity match.
But although he’s always fantasised about playing for Man United – the nine-times gold medallist now has another dream team on his mind.
He’s ready to start his own line-up of mini Bolts – and he says he won’t stop until he gets at least one boy.
Usain, who’s been dating Jamaican businesswoman Kasi Bennett, 28, for five years, confides: “I want three kids, but if we get three girls first, I’ll try for more and hopefully it will be a boy.”
The sprinter is captaining a team in a televised celebrity-packed game to raise money for UNICEF.
He hopes he’ll be impressive enough to be picked up by a pro football team as he pursues a late new career at the age of 31.
But off the pitch he’s also set on a long term deal with fashionista Kasi, despite them spending so much time apart.
She still lives in Jamaica – and last year the pair launched a marketing business called 88Elevate. Usain is always travelling, but when they do get time alone he reveals they like nothing more than a cosy night on the couch.
He says: “She loves horror films, so we watch a lot of those.” Kasi’s understanding of his global stardom helps keep their romance on track.
“She is used to me being away,” he explains. “When we started dating I was always travelling.”
But he knows if his soccer dream comes true, he’ll have to make some big decisions with her about their future – and that mini dream team.
“I think she is wondering what will happen with this football,” he admits.
“That’s the big issue, if I have to move to another country. We haven’t discussed it yet as I’m waiting until I’m sure of something materialising.”
Usain, who retired from athletics last year, is eternally confident, but if it doesn’t happen he insists he won’t be disappointed.
“In life, you can’t lie to yourself,” he says. “As long as I give it my all and give it my best.”
Bolt will play alongside football greats like Jamie Redknapp, David Seaman, Robbie Fowler and Phil Neville.
For the first 10 minutes I’m going to be a bit nervous for sure,” says Bolt.
“I’m very passionate about this. I think offers will come in and I can always start at a lower league as I want to go at least until 37. But the Premier League is the dream.”
Along with that other team he has in mind, of course.