The Jamaican sprinter wants a chance to make the grade at Manchester United, and Rio Ferdinand has offered to help arraigned a tryout.
On Tuesday, the two stars had a short interaction on Twitter. Ferdinand may have been in a playful mood when he offered to contact United manager Sir Alex Ferguson on Bolt’s behalf, but the gold medal winner has serious soccer dreams.
Bolt is a longtime United fan, and he has visited the club on a few occasions. He enjoys playing soccer, and thinks he can help United’s bid to reclaim the Premier League title, according to the London Evening Standard.
“People think I am joking,” Bolt said. “But if Alex Ferguson called me up and said, ‘OK let’s do this, come and have a trial’, it would be impossible for me to say no.
“I would not take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.”
Bolt has already set a new Olympic record in the 100-meter dash, and he still has to defend his 200-meter and 4×100-meter relay crowns. After that, anything is possible.
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