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31/07/2013 14:11 BST | Updated 31/07/2013 14:20 BST

Usain Bolt Urges Prince William To Let George Support Manchester United

Usain Bolt has urged Prince William to bring up his son, Prince George of Cambridge, as a Manchester United fan rather than an Aston Villa supporter.

William, a lifelong Villa fan, visited United's training ground earlier this year but Villa released a baby's kit personalised with "HRH 1".

Bolt, who charmed Britons at the weekend during the Anniversary Games, is however keen for the Prince and wife Kate Middleton to raise a Red.

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The Prince and his wife, with their newborn

The Birmingham Mail report Bolt as saying: “The British royal family are great people - and I’ve been fortunate enough to meet some of them.

“I want to give all my best to the Prince and Duchess on their firstborn.

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“I just hope he doesn’t follow in his daddy’s footsteps and become an Aston Villa fan. It isn’t fair to put a child through that - especially not a prince.”

The Olympic 100 and 200m champion added: “When the prince is old enough, I’d love to take him to Old Trafford.

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Bolt at Old Trafford last year

“It’s only fair he gets to support a winning team.”