Usain Bolt to play for Manchester United?

Usain Bolt to play for Manchester United?

Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt looks set to play soccer for Manchester United next year.

''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 is keen to pull on the red shirt of the Barclays Premier League side in a match, and his dreams look likely to come true after the Red Devils' manager Sir Alex Ferguson strongly hinted the athlete could turn out for the side next year.

He told Inside United: ''Usain's 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.''

What's more, Bolt is in favour with Alex after the Scot won money by betting on him to win the 100m and 200m at the London 2012 Olympics.

He added: ''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.''