Olympic 100m gold medallist Usain Bolt has made the surprise admission that he would readily switch career from sprinter to professional footballer.
Speaking after his stunning 9.63 sec victory on Sunday (August 5), Bolt said: “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.
“I would be the fastest player in the team, but I can play as well. I am in Britain for a few more days. If Alex Ferguson wants to give me a call he knows where I am.”
The 6ft 5in Jamaican has previously showed his admiration for the Premier League club, appearing alongside Tinchy Stryder before United's UEFA Champions League final with Barcelona in 2011. He has been friends with club manager Sir Alex Ferguson since meeting him and the players at their stadium Old Trafford before taking part in a 150m run through the streets of Manchester.
Bolt's performance on Sunday was viewed by more than 20million people in the UK, making it the most watched Olympic event in UK television history.
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