Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has invited world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to deliver a motivational speech to his squad.
The ‘Gypsy King’ flattened Deontay Wilder last Saturday night in Las Vegas to claim the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles in emphatic fashion and cement his standing as the best in the world.
Fury almost completed one of the most remarkable stories in sporting history when he first fought Wilder in December 2018, but was controversially denied a unanimous points victory.
But rather than let it deter him, the Brit bounced back and delivered on his promise to get a stoppage win against a man who had never (until now) lost as a professional.
In the space of a little over three years, Fury went from the depths of a drink and drug fuelled state of depression to reclaim his position as the best in the world.
And, according to The Metro, United boss Solskjaer is hoping to get the 31-year-old to visit the club’s Carrington training ground so as to inspire his players ahead of a potentially decisive run in to their Premier League season.
Roy Keane and Sir Alex Ferguson have already been invited to speak to the squad, but the 6 foot 9 inch slugger could provide a more empathetic view regarding fighting back from difficult situations having been there himself.
After beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury admitted he considered taking his own life – but was stopped at the thought of leaving his wife and kids.
The Premier League introduced a campaign this year called ‘Heads Up’, which ‘aims to harness the influence and power of football to generate the biggest conversation ever on mental health’