The lifelong desire of the fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt, to play for Manchester United looks to have come true in a truly different fashion. Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he is ready to give the Jamaican sprinter a chance to show his football skills in an annual charity match against Real Madrid next year.
Bolt, who won three gold medals in the recently concluded London Olympics having clocked a record time of 9.63 seconds in 100 m expressed his ultimate dream to play for United and said he would even reconsider his run in athletics if he gets a spot in the Red Devils team.
According to the dailymail.co.uk, Bolt after his successful expedition in Olympics said about his shot on United: 'People think I am joking. '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.'
Sir Alex has been phlegmatic all through despite being continuously urged by the fans as well as Bolt himself to give him a chance to play for United. It now looks that Sir Alex is ready to see what the fastest man on the planet can do on a football pitch.
Ferguson told Inside United magazine:
"Usain's been to Carrington a couple of times. And he did help Cristiano Ronaldo with his sprinting, like he said. He took him aside one day."
"He's a character and a big United fan." But 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."
"The people from these small islands, like Dwight Yorke from Trinidad & Tobago, they all play football and he probably played at school level or youth level or something like that. It'd be nice to get him up here, I think it'll be good."
Ferguson also expressed his thanks to the Jamaican sprinter as he took a personal interest in Bolt on his splendid performance in the Olympics.
"I must thank him because that was my biggest bet," he said. "Bolt was 4-5 to win each of them, the 100m and 200m, a week before the tournament started.
"It was a brilliant bet. I couldn't believe it. He's the fastest man in the world and the others would have to have taken half a second off their running to beat him. He is phenomenal."
Bolt was also invited by Ferguson last month when United beat Fulham 3-2 at Old Trafford extending him a personal touch of the game and introducing him to the team including new star Robin Van Persie and the legendary Ryan Giggs.
Who knows we might see him in a Red United shirt for the next season.