Usain Bolt Wants a 5-Year Contract with Manchester United

Ryan Bailey@ryanjaybaileyFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2015

Usain Bolt, the two-time reigning Olympic champion over 100 and 200m, plays foovolley at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 30, 2013. Bolt will bid to better his world record over the rarely-raced distance of 150 metres on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach on March 31. The Jamaican sprint star set the world best of 14.35sec over 150m at an exhibition race in Manchester in 2009, and will again race on a track laid over one of the world's most iconic sandy beaches. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Over the years, Usain Bolt has made no secret of his love for Manchester United—and his desire to represent the team on the field.

Speaking in an interview with MUTV, the fastest man in the world spoke fondly of the time he was invited onto the field at Old Trafford and mentioned a conversation with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson in which he was invited to train for the team.

Bolt remains keen on having a trial with United and cheekily stated that he is good enough to earn a five-year contract:

In my mind, I think I should do a trial and see if they would say, "All right, come on in," or if they would say, "No, you are not any good." I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the plays.

So I think if I do a trial, then they would say, "You know what, here is a contract for five years! You are 30 years old, here's a five-year contract. Let's just do it!"

It seems unlikely that Bolt will swap his spikes for studs, but you have to admire his perseverance.

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