It seems like despite holding the world record for several running distances Usain Bolt still harbours one sporting ambition that hasn’t yet been realised. Playing for his beloved Manchester United.
And now the club’s manager Sir Alex Ferguson has implied that the sprinting legend might actually get his chance to play for the club in a charity match next year. This comes after weeks of Bolt attempting to cajole a trial at Old Trafford from the club’s defender Rio Ferdinand via twitter.
Ferguson told Manchester United’s official magazine, Inside United, “It’s interesting he says he’d like to play in a charity game. It could be brilliant and next year, when we play Real Madrid’s Legends again, there could be opportunities to bring him up and see how he does.”
Bolt confirmed his greatness in England last month by winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold’s at the London 2012 Olympic games, four years after doing the same in Beijing, and the Jamaican has often talked about his love of the 19 time English league champions.
Before United’s 3-2 victory over Fulham at the end of August he was even paraded around the ground with his gold medals, and the sprinter used this opportunity to call on the Red Devil supporters to convince Ferguson to sign him to the club.
He has even visited the club’s Carrington training ground where he found time to advise the sides former player Cristiano Ronaldo on how he could improve his running.
It remains to be seen whether Bolt will actually ever don the famous red shirt of Manchester United, but if he does opposing full backs will almost certainly be quaking in their boots at the thought of the fastest man in the world running towards them.