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Usain Bolt Wants To Try Out For Manchester United
So apparently the World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, thinks he could cut it as a professional soccer player on one of the best teams in the greatest league in the world.
Nobody ever said the guy lacked confidence.
On Monday, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 100m sprint told UK paper The Sun that he’d like to try out for none other than Manchester United.
“People think I am joking,” Bolt explained. “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.”
So is Bolt serious? Who knows. Bolt is a well-known Man-U fan, having met the team and coach Alex Ferguson for the first time back in 2009. And on Tuesday, United player Rio Ferdinand told Bolt in a tweet, “if you want that trial at Man Utd shout me, I’ll speak to the boss!!” and Bolt replied “”After the Olympics we work on that…lol..thanks man.”
As for the folks running Manchester United—you know, the ones who would actually have a say in the matter—they haven’t said very much. A team spokesperson simply told The Sun that, “As the fastest man on Earth, he would undoubtedly add speed to the team.”
Yeah, no kidding.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]