Sir Alex: Bolt can play in Real Madrid friendly

Updated: September 5, 2012

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that Usain Bolt may one day realise his dream of turning out in the colours of the Red Devils.

The fastest man in the world, Bolt, has often spoken of his love for the club from Salford and Ferguson said that he may get a chance at Old Trafford in a friendly next season.

Bolt recently visited Old Trafford and was guest of honour at the game against Fulham, where United ran out 3-2 winners.

“Usain’s a character and a big United fan,” Ferguson told Inside United magazine.

“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 Jamaican sprinter has already trained with the Manchester United squad previously and he has also said that he would leave athletics for a place at Old Trafford.

Whilst such thoughts may be slightly fantastical at the moment, Ferguson seemingly sees no reason why Bolt couldn’t join up for the friendly against Real Madrid next season.

The 3rd June 2013 game at Old Trafford is in support of Real Madrid’s Foundation which does charity work, currently taking place in Africa.

Bolt wowed audiences in London and around the world this summer as he became the first man to defend his 100 and 200m sprint titles at an Olympics with gold in both events.

The Jamaican also led his country to gold in the 4x100m relay at the Olympic Stadium in London in August in a truly memorable Games for the Manchester United fan.

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