Bolt sets sight on soccer

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt.
Associated Press / Tony Gutierrez

Jamaica super star athlete Usain Bolt is set for his soccer career as he will have a trial with Borussia Dortmund, but he said his dream is to play for Manchester United in England.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist will start his training next month with the Bundesliga soccer side.

The 31-year-old Manchester United fan insists he is still holding out hope of playing at Old Trafford saying he could get a helping hand from Manchester United great Sir Alex Ferguson.

He told the London Daily Express that in March he is going to do trials with Dortmund and that will determine what he does with his career.

Bolt said he is quite nervous but will take time to adjust to soccer once he plays a few games.

Bolt retired from athletics in August following the World Championships in London.

He has yet to make a decision on his future away from the track but the Jamaican insists he believes he has “a chance of becoming a Premier League footballer.”

“I strive to be the best and if I get a chance to play for a team like Manchester United it will be a massive deal,” he told the newspaper.

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