Sport Usain Bolt to hold trial with Dortmund, dreams of Man United

20:00  08 january  2018
20:00  08 january  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

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Usain Bolt has revealed he has held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson about becoming a Manchester United . The sprint icon is passionate about playing for United who he supports but he must first prove himself during a trial with German club Dortmund .

Usain Bolt has revealed he is set to have a trial with Borussia Dortmund but the former sprinter says his dream is to sign for Manchester United . The eight-time Olympic gold medallist will train with the Bundesliga side in March.

Usain Bolt has a goal to score with his favorite soccer club.© OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images Usain Bolt has a goal to score with his favorite soccer club. The world’s fastest man is making a run at professional soccer.

Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic gold medalist, says he has a trial set with Borussia Dortmund in March. But the possibility of playing for the German club, despite it being one of the most popular is Europe, is not what’s drawing the Jamaican sprinter to the sport.

"One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United,” Bolt said in an interview with The Express. “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."

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Manchester United fan Usain Bolt hopes Borussia Dortmund trial will see him playing with Paul Usain Bolt has held talks with Sir Alex Ferguson about a Manchester United deal The 31-year-old is set to have trials with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund

Usain Bolt is, for reasons beyond me, to have trials at Borussia Dortmund : "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."

Dortmund and Bolt share a sponsor in Puma, which makes the tryout an easy match.

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.”

Still, Bolt admitted that the swagger he showed throughout his four Olympic Games and record-breaking runs has yet to transfer on the soccer field.

"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.”

Bolt has for years shared his goal of crossing over into soccer, but no matter how far he takes it, he’ll always be remembered first and foremost as the greatest sprinter of all time.

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