Usain Bolt Starts Football Trials with Dortmund in a bid to sign for Manchester United

Usain Bolt Starts Football Trials with Dortmund in a bid to sign for Manchester United

Usain Bolt Starts Football Trials with Dortmund in a bid to sign for Manchester United.

USAIN BOLT has held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson over a sensational move to PLAY for Manchester United.

Sprint star Usain Bolt will undergo a trial with Borussia Dortmund in a bid to earn a professional contract at Manchester United.

The Jamaican, an all-time athletics legend after winning eight Olympic golds, retired after damaging his hamstring in his last ever race at the World Championships in London last year.

After recovering from that injury, the 31-year-old has reiterated his desire to switch sports, claiming he has held talks with the club’s legendary former manager Alex Ferguson over a possible United deal, while his long mooted Dortmund trial is still on the cards.

“The injury is now fine and I’m back fully fit,” Bolt, the 100 metres world-record holder, told the Express Sport at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

“In March we’re going to do trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.

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“It makes me nervous. I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field.

“I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place.

“One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard. I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do.”

Bolt, who won 11 World Championship gold medals in a glittering sprinting career, indicated he has sought advice from Paul Pogba over a potential football career.

Usain Bolt Starts Football Trials with Dortmund

“I do think I have a chance,” Bolt added. “I watch a lot of football, I understand it, I play it. With training, I could be good.

“Me and Pogba talk a lot. I watch and ask him a lot of questions. I want to play but it has to be in the top league. I’m not content to be average.

“It’s going to be hard because my career has been so great but if I could win a Champions League or something, it’ll be close to anything I achieved in athletics.

“But I have to be more than average. It has to be in the top league because we have a lot of teams that have offered us deals, just random clubs. I want to be the best.

Bolt has already been in training with friends but he plans to now up the ante ahead of his trip to Dortmund. As for his position, he expects to be used as a wideman.

“I personally want to play on the wing but I know, listening to everybody and talking to footballers, that I will be put up top.

Usain Bolt Starts Football Trials with Dortmund

“I strive to be the best and if I get a chance to play for a team like Manchester United it will be a massive deal. I don’t miss the sprint training. I miss the competition, and getting out on the track in front of the crowd, but not the training.

“I will definitely want to get up and go train and be excited just to play at Old Trafford.”

So would he pull out the trademark celebration if he did net in front of the Stretford End?

“I don’t know, you can never tell. There’s a lot of time you tell yourself this is what I’m going to do,” he said.

“I’ve done that in track and field. I’ve thought I’ll dance if I win but when you actually win, the amount of emotion just takes over and you go mad.”


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