Fergie to invite Bolt to play in United charity game

Bolt poses in his trademark fashion at Old Trafford in August, with his Olympic gold medals from London 2012. Photo: PA

Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson says he will invite Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt to the club's training ground again.

We're going to get him up," Ferguson said. "He's been here a couple of times and he did help Cristiano Ronaldo with his sprinting, like he said. He took him aside one day.

"He's a bit of a character and a big United fan. 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.

"The people from these small islands, like Dwight Yorke from Trinidad & Tobago, they all play football and he probably played at school level or youth level or something like that. It'd be nice to get him up here, I think it'll be good."

Ferguson also told Inside United he cashed in on Bolt's achievements at London 2012.

"I must thank him because that was my biggest bet," he told Inside United.

"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. He's the fastest man in the world and the others would have to have taken half a second off their running to beat him.

"He is phenomenal."

(Man Utd)