Does speed really kill in soccer?
There’s a chance we could find out, as Usain Bolt is pondering trying out for a soccer club once his sprinting days are over, ESPN.com reports.
The Jamaican sprinter and world’s fastest man believes he’s good enough to play for Manchester United.
“I really want to try soccer after I retire because I’ve watched football over the years, and I think I could be a good contender,” Bolt told the BBC. “I’m really looking forward to it and yes, I definitely think I’m good enough to play for Manchester United. I’m good enough because I’m quick, I have a little skill — I have to refine it a little bit, but I should be good enough.”
Bolt isn’t a complete stranger to the pitch. In 2009, he joined the Red Devils at their training grounds and gave then-United star Cristiano Ronaldo sprinting tips.
Bolt will be in England to compete in 2012 — but not on the pitch. Bolt is set to defend his 100-meter and 200-meter gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics.