The sprinter will finally turn out for United in Ferdinand’s testimonial.
Record-breaking OIympian and six-time gold medalist Usian Bolt will finally get his wish and play for Manchester United, in a match against Sevilla next month.
The game is a testimonial for United stalwart Rio Ferdinand and Bolt, who has previously joked he would like to play for the club once he has finished with Athletics, will turn out for the Red Devils.
“I know I could make a difference. I’d be the fastest in the team — but I can play as well,” the 26-year-old was quoted in the Metro.
The Jamaican is hardly known for being quiet and reserved and even pushed for a trial at Old Trafford under now retired manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Although most of Bolt’s comments concerning United are said with the sprinter’s tongue firmly in his cheek, it is true that 100m champion is a big fan of the Premier League champions.
The match against Sevilla will be played at the Theatre of Dreams on August 9 as Ferdinand has now spent over a decade at the Red Devils.
Despite being 34, the former England international enjoyed one of his most impressive seasons in the United back four in 2012/13 and has signed a further one-year deal at the club.
In 11 years at the three-time European champions Ferdinand has played 425 matches in all competitions and has won six league titles and the Champions League.
Now the centre-back will line-up alongside the fastest man in the world in his testimonial, with Bolt perhaps being able to offer the defender some advice after Ferdinand came under criticism last campaign for his lack of pace!
Re-live Bolt’s almost ‘super-human’ 100m world record from 2009.