The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, revealed that he has a trial set with Borussia Dortmund in March.
The Jamaican 100m and 200m world record holder – the fastest man on earth, regarded by many as the greatest sprinter of all time – could form a formidable, lightning-fast strike partnership with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, if he can convince Peter Stöger to give him a chance when he gets put through his paces in March.
In an interview with The Express, Bolt said: “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 (Man United coaching legend) 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, 31, a longtime Man United fan, retired from the track after damaging his hamstring at the World Championships in London in August. However, he told The Express that the injury is “now fine and I’m back to fully fit.”
“It makes me nervous,” Bolt said of the upcoming trial. “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.”