Rio Ferdinand to help Usain Bolt make Manchester United dream come true
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand has said that he will help sprinter Usain Bolt to make his dream to play for the team become a reality.
The Jamaican 100m Olympic champion and world record holder is a die-hard Manchester United fan and would jump at the chance of a trial.
Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand tweeted Bolt: "If you want that trial at Man Utd shout me, I'll speak to the boss!! Well done in 100m."
Bolt replied: "After the Olympics we work on that...lol..thanks man".
More than 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Bolt storm to victory in the 100 metre final on Sunday, the BBC said.
He set a new Olympic record with his 9.63 seconds run, just as he did when he claimed his first title in Beijing 2008.
The sprint king defended his men's 100m title in stunning style at London's Olympic Stadium final ahead of countryman Yohan Blake and American Justin Gatlin of the US.
There is still the defence of his Olympic 200m and the 4x100m relay to come.
Bolt, 25, said: "People think I am joking. 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."
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