Fresh off his record performance in the 100-meter race at the Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wants to transfer his success on the track to the football pitch. That’s right, he’s pushing for a tryout with his favorite English football club Manchester 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,” Bolt told the Sun on Monday. “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.
On Tuesday, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand sent this tweet to Bolt: “if you want that trial at Man Utd shout me, I’ll speak to the boss!! Well done in 100m, waiting for you to smash the 200m now!”
Bolt replied: “After the Olympics we work on that…lol..thanks man”.
Time will tell if the English club will actually take Bolt up on his offer and if they do, whether or not it’s merely a publicity stunt.