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Usain Bolt says Manchester United need to "work on their defensive problems"

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Usain Bolt, an avid supporter of the club, has said Louis van Gaal needs to work on the side's defence.

United suffered a shock defeat at home to Swansea City on Saturday in Louis van Gaal's first match as a Premier League manager.

The Dutch coach was forced to hand a debut to 20-year-old Tyler Blackett, who was partially to blame for Gylfi Sigurdsson's winner. Van Gaal also abandoned the 3-5-2 formation that took the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-final at half-time, in an attempt to invigorate his stuttering side.


Bolt told reporters in Brazil: "We need a better defence. I think the the problems are defence we need to work on that.

"We don’t have a good defence yet so I think a few more games we’ll better than we were. Our offence should be ok.

"It’s a bad start to the season but that’s how it is sometimes."

Van Gaal appears to have taken Bolt's advice with a £15m move for Argentina defender Marcos Rojo on the table.