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Usain Bolt 'to play for Manchester United at Real Madrid friendly'

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Usain Bolt could play for Manchester United in a special friendly game next season.

The multiple Olympic champion has often spoken of his love for the football team, and has also stated that he would like a trial at Old Trafford.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men's 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium
London, England - 09.08.12
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Sir Alex Ferguson

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Sir Alex Ferguson has now hinted that it may be possible for him to make an appearance in a United shirt.

"Usain's a character and a big United fan," he told Inside United.

"But 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."

Ferguson also said that he made some money after betting on Bolt to win each of his races.

"I must thank him because that was my biggest bet," he added. "Bolt was 4/5 to win each of them a week before the Olympics started. It was a brilliant bet."

Ferguson added: "I watched all the Olympics. For us to get 29 gold medals was terrific. It was probably the most uplifting thing that's happened in Britain for a long, long time."

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