OLYMPIC CHAMP AND RED DEVILS FAN USAIN
BOLT IS BEING LINED UP TO PLAY FOR
MANCHESTER UNITED AGAINST REAL MADRID
IN GLITTERING FRIENDLY NEXT SEASON
Man U-sain ... Bolt as Red sprints past Real stars
OLYMPIC champ Usain Bolt is being lined up to play
for Manchester United against Real Madrid.
The sprint king — who is a huge Red Devils fan —
could appear in a glittering friendly next season.
Bolt, 25, was guest of honour at United's first home
game of the season against Fulham, when fans
cheekily urged boss Sir Alex Ferguson to "sign him
Now Ferguson, 70, has hinted he could make the
Jamaican's lifelong ambition come true.
He told Inside United magazine: "Usain'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
Just last month, Bolt told The Sun he would happily
quit athletics for a spot in the United squad.
Fergie also revealed how he cashed in after backing
Bolt to win the 100m and 200m at the London
He said: "I must thank him because that was my
biggest bet. Bolt was 4/5 to win each of them a week
before the Olympics started. It was a brilliant bet."
Ferguson added: "I watched all the Olympics. For us
to get 29 gold medals was terrific. It was probably
the most uplifting thing that's happened in Britain for
a long, long time."
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