Fergie set to grant Bolt his wish
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to let sprint sensation Usain Bolt fulfil a lifetime ambition by playing a match for Manchester United.
The United boss is prepared to let the Olympic triple gold medal-winner take part in next year's charity match against Real Madrid Legends team.
Bolt has made no secret of his desire to hang up his running shoes in favour of a career playing for football for United, stressing on more than one occasion that his ambition is sincere and not a flight of fantasy.
The Jamacian star recently made an appearance at Old Trafford before United's 3-2 win over Fulham and told the crowd to ask Ferguson to give him a trial.
"He's been to Carrington a couple of times and he did help Ronaldo with his sprinting," Ferguson told Inside United.
"He's a bit of a character and a big United fan. But it's interesting he says he would 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 in and see how he does."
Ferguson certainly rates Bolt as an outstanding athlete and revealed how he took a rather personal interest in the 26-year-old's stellar performances at London 2012 this summer.
The Scot added: "I must thank him because that was my biggest bet. Bolt was 4/5 to win each of them, the 100m and 200m, a week before the tournament started.
"It was a brilliant bet. I couldn't believe it."