Usain Bolt set for Manchester United trial

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The world's fastest man Usain Bolt is set to get his chance to impress Sir Alex Ferguson in a charity match against Real Madrid next year.

The double-triple Olympic gold medallist is a huge Manchester United fan, and made an appearance at Old Trafford before United's 3-2 victory against Fulham last month.

The 100m champion called for Ferguson to give him and trial, and the United boss looks ready to grant him his wish, telling Inside United magazine Bolt could get his chance to pull on the United shirt against Real Madrid Legends next year.

"Usain's a character and a big United fan," Ferguson said. "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," said the United boss.

Bolt has made no secret of his desire to play for United, and insisted that the chance of a trial would be impossible to turn down.

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

"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."

Bolt looks to have got his chance, and against one of the famous clubs in the world.

But, capable of running 100m in 9.58 seconds, there won't be too many defenders queuing up to mark the 6ft 5in Jamaican if he succeeds.

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