Video: Usain Bolt Auditions for a Move to Manchester United

Max TowleAnalyst IJuly 30, 2012

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The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, pulls on his football boots and prepares for action.

"This is my trial," he says, before adding, "Make sure Alex Ferguson gets this tape, OK?"

In this light-hearted clip from his upcoming film Usain Bolt: The Fastest Man Alive, the Jamaican sprinter shows off his footballing prowess (or lack of) in a kick-around with friends.

Indeed, if the Manchester United fan's football ability was to be judged by this short video alone, one might do well to suggest that he sticks to his day job.

When once asked what profession he would choose if he didn't run, Bolt replied that he'd play for the Red Devils, a dream he shares with millions around the globe.

Last year he suggested that, once retired from track events, he could very well swap his running shoes for football boots (via BBC).

"I really want to try soccer after I retire because I've watched football over the years and I think I could be a good contender," he told reporters.

"I'm really looking forward to it and yes, I definitely think I'm good enough to play for Manchester United."

Bolt is currently preparing for the track events at this year's London Games, where he will attempt to re-establish his dominance in short-distance running.

Whether or not he could cut it at Old Trafford though remains to be seen.

In the clip he chases and harries without much result.

He even misses a relatively easy header towards the end.

But in describing his style of play, Bolt is confident he has the attributes required to play for United.

"I'm good enough because I'm quick," he says, stating the obvious.

"I have a little skill—I have to refine it a little bit, but I should be good enough."

With Manchester United currently in the market for new players, Bolt may be putting his hand up at exactly the right time.

As he says himself in the video, are you watching Sir Alex?