Bolt hopes to join ManU

Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt hopes Sir Alex Ferguson will consider him to join Manchester United.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt looks on before competing in the men's 100m heats at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London. Picture: AFP.

LONDON - It seems as if Olympic world record holder Usain Bolt is not satisfied with just being a sprinter.

The world's fastest man wants Sir Alex Ferguson to give him a chance to play for English Premier League side Manchester United.

After winning gold in the men's 100m sprint and looking set to retain his 200m title, Bolt seems willing to change career paths.

The Jamaican sprinter put a call out to Ferguson pleading for a try out.

Bolt said people thought he was joking.

But the sprinter said it would be impossible to say no if Ferguson called him up and gave him a chance.

One Manchester United supporter said the coach should seriously consider Bolt's offer, because having him run down the wing could make a difference in next year's title race.

But until then, Bolt will have to remain focused on defending his 200m title in Thursday evening's final.