Usain Bolt to play for Manchester United against Real Madrid

Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to grant Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt his ultimate wish and play him for Manchester United - against Real Madrid.

The 25-year-old stormed to double gold in the 100m and 200m at the London 2012 Olympics in August and immediately begged Old Trafford boss Ferguson for a trial.

Ferguson responded by inviting the four-time Olympic gold medalist to United's 3-2 victory over Fulham last month and spent time talking to Bolt after the game, introducing to the rest of the team including new signing Robin van Persie and veteran Ryan Giggs.

Bolt - who clocked a winning 100m time of 9.63 seconds at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford - again begged Ferguson to take his request for a trial seriously and now it seems the 70-year-old Scot has.

Speaking to the club's Inside United magazine, Ferguson revealed he wants to play him in the annual charity match against Real Madrid legends where he will run the rule over his abilities.

'Usain’s a character and a big United fan,' Ferguson told Inside United.

'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.'