London: Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has offered Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt help in getting a trial with the Premier League soccer club.
Ferdinand told the 100m gold medallist he would put in a good word with manager Alex Ferguson after Bolt said he would jump at the chance of playing for one of the most famous clubs in the world.
“@usainbolt if you want that trial at Man Utd shout me, I’ll speak to the boss!! Well done in 100m, waiting for you to smash the 200m now!” the former England captain tweeted on Tuesday.
Bolt, the fastest man in the world, knows the United players after he took part in a sprint through Manchester's streets a few years ago and helped then-Manchester player Cristiano Ronaldo with his sprint training.
Bolt made his request after his 100 meters victory on Sunday, where he notched up the second fastest time ever, behind his own world record.
“People think I am joking when I say that I would like to play for Manchester United,” British media quoted him as saying .
“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’. (Agencies)