Will Usain Bolt start a footballing career?
Usain Bolt doesn't do things quietly. While the fastest man in history could choose to slip into retirement following his final race at the World Athletic Championships, true to form, Bolt has decided he will take advantage of his global goodwill by reviving a long-lived childhood dream, of playing for Manchester United.
Yup, that's right, the fastest man ever across 100m and 200m, is looking to putting that pace to good use at Old Trafford as Manchester United take on Barcelona in a "legends match" on September 2, 2017.
A longtime fan of the Premier League team, Bolt will take the field alongside former Red Devil heroes including Edwin Van Der Sar, Paul Scholes, Denis Irwin, Dwight Yorke, and Phil Neville.
But that’s not all... Rumour has it that English Championship team Burton Albion have expressed interest in offering the sprinter a trial opportunity at the club.
“I’m sure we would (offer a trial) and that the manager would, he’s quick, if nothing else!” said, Chairman Ben Robinson.
In the past, Bolt has expressed interest in starting a football career once he retired from athletics. Speaking last year, he said:
“In my mind, I think I should do a trial and see if they would say "Alright, come on in" or if they would say "No, you are not any good". I think I would be pretty good because I am fit, I am quick, I can control the ball and I understand all of the play. So, I think if I do a trial then they would say, 'You know what, here is a contract for five years! You are 30-years-old, here's a five-year contract. Let's just do it!"
Could Usain Bolt snake Man United for a chance to impress at the Championship?
Only time will tell.