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London 2012: Man Utd's Ferdinand keen for Bolt in team

Bolt joked hinting that he would welcome the opportunity after the Olympics

AFP, Tuesday 7 Aug 2012
Rio Ferdinand(Photo: AP)
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It's a prospect that will have ageing Premier League defenders everywhere quaking in their boots -- Usain Bolt wearing the red shirt of Manchester United.

But if the idea of the world's fastest man blazing a trail around English football grounds remains unlikely, United centre-half Rio Ferdinand is enthusiastic about bringing the Jamaican sprint king into the fold.

"If you want that trial at Man Utd shout me, I'll speak to the boss!! Well done in 100m, waiting for you to smash the 200m now!," Ferdinand said in a message to Bolt on Twitter on Tuesday.

Bolt joked he would welcome the opportunity: "After the Olympics we work on man."

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