Usain Bolt handed chance to prove himself for Man Utd in Ferdinand testimonial
Ferdinand was rewarded for over a decade of service at Old Trafford with a match against Sevilla next month, and he urged David Moyes to let the world's fastest man play.
Bolt is a big fan of United and good friends with recently retired boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
A source told The Sun: "Usain has finally got his wish and he'll be lining up alongside Rio.
"It should be quite a game. It will be fascinating to see if Usain's speed will be matched by his passing and ball control."