When you’re the fastest man in the world, you can pretty much do whatever you like, even if that means playing professional soccer. Well, at least that’s what history-making Usain Bolt of Jamaica says he would like to do next. After becoming the only man in Olympic history to win the 100-meter dash in consecutive Games, Bolt told a British newspaper that he would like to pursue a second career with Manchester United.
United star Rio Ferdinand offered to help Bolt reach his ambition, and the two stars from different sports shared Twittter postings about that possibilities.
“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, 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”.
Bolt won the Olympic 100 meters Sunday with a time of 9.63 seconds and advanced to the 200-meter semifinals Tuesday with a qualifying time of 20.39.
The 6-foot-5 Jamaican first met United coach Alex Ferguson and the team when he visited Manchester in 2009 to take part in a 150-meter sprint through the city streets.
“I would be the fastest player in the team — but I can play as well,” Bolt told the Sun. “I am in Britain for a few more days. If Alex Ferguson wants to give me a call, he knows where I am. I definitely want to see what I could do. I think I could step up to the Rooneys.”
A United spokesman told the Sun: “As the fastest man on Earth, he would undoubtedly add speed to the team.”