Usain Bolt has claimed that when he retires from athletics, he wants to become a football player.

The 24-year-old hasn’t kept his support of Manchester United a secret over the years and has visited the training ground a couple of times.

Speaking in Oslo, Bolt told reporters that he obviously has the speed, as well as the skills, to make it as a footballer at our club!

“I really think I want to try soccer after I retire because I’ve watched it over the years and I think I could be a good contender,” he said. “I think I’d definitely have to play for Manchester United because I’m quick and I have a lot of skills. I should be good enough.”

This isn’t the first time he’s spoken of his desire to play for United. He also talked about it in his autobiography: “Ideally, if I was to play football, I’d sign for my favorite team — Manchester United. People say it’s not realistic but nobody has seen me play so you never know. If Alex Ferguson saw me in one of those charity matches he might think I could replace Ryan Giggs.”

When Bolt travels the world for competitions, he tries to find time to train with local football clubs, with United and Bayern Munich the most famous so far.

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