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27th Jun 2017

Will Ferrell wants to sign a former Manchester United favourite for his MLS club

Paul Moore

We would love to see this.

As you may know, Will Ferrell has been branching out from his acting career because the funniest man in the world has recently become a part-owner of the MLS’ latest club,  Los Angeles Football Club.

To be honest, we would forgive you if you didn’t believe the news.

In fact, at the official launch of LAFC, Ferrell even said that “this is not a joke. I’m actually a member of this fine ownership group. I’ve never been part-owner of anything, though I’m still part-owner of an ’84 Toyota Camry with my brother,” he said.

In fact, the ownership of the newest MLS side is incredibly eclectic.

Riot Games co-founder and CEO Brandon Beck is new part-owner, but he’s not alone. Cardiff City chairman Vincent Tan and American venture capitalist Henry Nguyen are also on board, as is Magic Johnson, Peter Guber, Tony Robbins, Mia Hamm and Nomar Garciaparra.

Given Ferrell’s sporting experience in films like Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby , he’s clearly a good fit for any position in a sporting organisation.

The actor was a guest on ESPN recently and he was asked about the prospects of signing Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez for Los Angeles Football Club.

In typical Will Ferrell fashion, he asks the former Manchester United striker to “please come play for LAFC…whenever you want to. You don’t even have to play every game. I beg you – I’m not going to pay you – but I’ll make it worth your while.”

After scoring 11 goals in 26 Bundesliga matches for Bayer Leverkusen, we reckon Ferrell might have a few problems trying to sign the Mexican striker, but then again, who wouldn’t want to work with Will Ferrell?

Take a look below (more of the interview can be seen here)