GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man and Manchester United super fan, is eager to get a call from Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson for tryout, but Wayne Rooney doesn’t think he would make it.

Bolt, who recently flashed to a new Olympic record of 9.63 seconds to retain his Olympic Games title in London on Sunday and has the world at his feet in the sprints, says it would be interested in playing for the Barclays Premier side, and claimed that he wasn’t joking either.

“People think I am joking,” Bolt said, according to The Sun. “But if Alex Ferguson called me up and said, ‘OK let’s do this, come and have a trial’, it would be impossible for me to say ‘no’.

“I would not take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.

“I would be the fastest player in the team — but I can play as well. I am in Britain for a few more days. If Alex Ferguson wants to give me a call, he knows where I am.”

But while admitting that Bolt’s speed would certainly add a new dynamic to Manchester United should he ever turned out for the Reds, Rooney believes the Jamaican 100m and 200m world record holder should stick to sprinting.

Rooney said: “He’d obviously add a bit of speed to the team!

“But they are different sports. I think he’s best staying on the track!”


Walter Hoyos joins SportingAlert as contributor for Spanish football and the Spain national team. I like to travel, one of the favourite things on my list, but I also like to just spend time with family and friends when I am not covering football games. Hope to dump into some of my readers some day.


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