Over the summer, Bolt made a video, his “audition” for United, which was pretty good evidence that he shouldn’t give up his day job!
Rio Ferdinand took to Twitter to let Bolt know Sir Alex Ferguson had invited him back to Carrington. The manager has today confirmed this is true and that Bolt might play for us in a charity game.
“We’re going to get him up,” Ferguson told Inside United. “He’s been here a couple of times and he did help Cristiano Ronaldo with his sprinting, like he said. He took him aside one day. He’s a bit of a character and a big United fan. But it’s interesting he says he’d like to play in a charity game. It could be brilliant and next year, when we play Real Madrid’s Legends again, there could be opportunities to bring him up and see how he does. The people from these small islands, like Dwight Yorke from Trinidad & Tobago, they all play football and he probably played at school level or youth level or something like that. It’d be nice to get him up here, I think it’ll be good.”
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