Manchester United

Usain Bolt May Be a Manchester United Player in the Very Near Future

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25:  Jamaican Athlete Usain Bolt salutes the crowd prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham at Old Trafford on August 25, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Simon EdmondsCorrespondent ISeptember 5, 2012

Yes, it seems as though the fastest man to have ever lived may well be wearing the famous tablecloth red of Manchester United after all.

That's what The Guardian are reporting anyway.

Of course, Bolt wont be making a genuine breakthrough into the Manchester United first team squad...or the reserves.

Rather, it seems as though Fergie is allowing Usain the chance to have a run out in United's upcoming friendly game against a team of Real Madrid legends.

The match—which is really more of a charity game than a friendly—permits Sir Alex Ferguson to allow the legendary Olympian to live out his dream of playing for his boyhood side.

Fergie owes Bolt more than one favour, with the Jamaican allegedly winning the great Scot a decent amount of money thanks to bets made on his performances in London 2012.

Ferguson said:

I must thank him because that was my biggest bet. Bolt was 4-5 to win each of them, the 100m and 200m, a week before the tournament started.

It was a brilliant bet. I couldn't believe it. He's the fastest man in the world and the others would have to have taken half a second off their running to beat him. He is phenomenal.

Monetary issues aside, Bolt also spent some time coaching and training with former Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, in regards to his sprinting.

Sir Alex continued:

He's been to Carrington a couple of times and he did help Ronaldo with his sprinting...

He's a bit of a character and a big United fan.

But it's interesting he says he would 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 in and see how he does.

I guess when you're one of the greatest Olympians of all time, and are in the good books of the greatest manager in the history of football, your dreams of playing for the Red Devils really can come true.

Let's hope that Fergie has a soft spot for Bleacher Report writers also!

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