usain bolt 2012

Any football team would benefit from having the fastest man in the world playing for their side, but it looks like Manchester United is the only club in with a chance. And it’s all thanks to Rio Ferdinand.

After Usain Bolt sprinted to victory in the men’s 100 metre final on Sunday (in record breaking time too), Rio took the opportunity to offer him a trial at Man Utd.

The 33-year-old footballer tweeted:

Although some might think that his speed wouldn’t necessarily make him a good football player, Bolt has revealed that he does in fact have a few skills on the pitch. He modestly explained:

I wouldn’t take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough. I’m a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference. I’d be the fastest player, but I can play as well.

People think I am joking when I say that I would like to play for Manchester United. But if Alex Ferguson called me up and said, “OK, let’s do this, come and have a trial and see if you are good enough” it would be impossible for me to say no.

And it looks like he just might be considering it, as the Jamaican athlete replied to Rio:

If Bolt did decide to go for a trial at Old Trafford it wouldn’t be his first time at the ground, as he paid a trip there back in 2009 and even gave sprint training to Christiano Ronaldo before the season began, which he claims improved the Portuguese striker’s performance:

I feel that I really helped Cristiano Ronaldo become a more complete player.

Well, there you have it. Not only would he be able to run faster than anyone else on the pitch, he could also help out the coaches while they train the team. What are you waiting for Fergie?