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Saturday 20 September 2014

Awesome Usain Bolt begs Fergie for Manchester United chance

Usain Bolt in his trademark pose after winning the men's 100-metres final (AP/Matt Slocum)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the line to win gold in the MenÂs 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Daniele Matias Hypolito of Brazil chalks her feet on the uneven bars during training sessions for artistic gymnastics ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Training Academy on July 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The world's fastest man Usain Bolt wants Sir Alex Ferguson to give him a chance to play for Premier League giants Manchester United.

"People think I am joking, but if Alex Ferguson called me up and said: 'OK, let’s do this, come and have a trial,' it would be impossible for me to say no," the gold medallist told The Sun.

"I would not take up the challenge if I didn't think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.

"I would be the fastest player in the team, but I can play as well."

Bolt warned Ferguson that any approach would need to happen quickly.

"I am in Britain for a few more days," said the fastest man on earth. "If Alex Ferguson wants to give me a call he knows where I am."

One United supporter said: "We definitely lacked a bit of pace up front last season. Fergie should seriously consider Bolt's offer. Having him zip down the wing could be the difference in next year's title race."

After Sunday's 100m glory, Bolt is hoping to defend his 200m title in Thursday night's final.

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