Bolt wants to play for Man U

  • Tue Aug 7th, 2012 12:46pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

LONDON — Well, he’s not bad with his feet.

Everyone wants to know what the world’s fastest man is going to do after the London Olympics. How about playing a little soccer for Manchester United?

Usain Bolt, who won a gold medal in the 100 meters Sunday, said afterward that he would like to play for one of the Premier League’s heavyweights.

“People think I am joking, but if (United coach) 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,” Bolt said.

But the Jamaican sprinter said he wouldn’t do it unless he believed he had the skills to be a factor on the field.

“I would not take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough,” Bolt said. “I am in Britain for a few more days. If Alex Ferguson wants to give me a call, he knows where I am.”