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19th Nov 2015

Usain Bolt is not giving up on a career with Manchester United

Simon Lloyd

Even Louis van Gaal has recognised that his Manchester United side are lacking a bit of pace from time to time. Step forward the world’s fastest man.

Usain Bolt has made no secret of his love for the Old Trafford club and has regularly spoken of his desire to represent them.

In an interview with the club’s MUTV channel, Bolt has fired another gentle reminder to the United boss that he’s willing to show what he can do in the famous red shirt.


Reflecting on the time that Sir Alex Ferguson invited him to train with the team, Bolt thinks a trial would be enough for him to secure a long-term contract with the club.

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!”

The Jamaican will defend his Olympic titles in Rio next year with some suggesting he may retire afterwards.

Maybe this will finally pave the way for him to switch sports.