London: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said one of the club’s biggest celebrity fans, Usain Bolt, might be able to fulfil his childhood dream of playing for the Red Devils next season in a friendly against Real Madrid legends.
The world’s fastest man, Bolt, was the guest of honour at United’s first home game of the season against Fulham, when fans cheekily urged boss Ferguson to sign him up, and now the Old Trafford boss might play him in a friendly next season.
“Usain’s a character and a big United fan,” a daily quoted Ferguson, as saying.
“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,” he added.
Ferguson also revealed how he cashed in after backing Bolt to win the 100m and 200m at the London Games.
“I must thank him because that was my biggest bet. Bolt was 4/5 to win each of them a week before the Olympics started. It was a brilliant bet,” Ferguson said.
“I watched all the Olympics. For us to get 29 gold medals was terrific. It was probably the most uplifting thing that’s happened in Britain for a long, long time,” he added.