Ferguson gives up on Nasri

Ferguson gives up on Nasri

United boss reckons a move has been agreed elsewhere

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Sir Alex Ferguson believes Samir Nasri could leave Arsenal, but not to join Manchester United.

The United manager spoke to the press shortly after arriving in Boston for the start of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

With Paul Scholes now retired, Ferguson is on the look-out for a replacement, with Nasri, Wesley Sneijder and Luka Modric all being linked with a summer switch to Old Trafford.

Nasri has also been connected with Manchester City, with both they and United said to have bid around £20million for the France midfielder.

But Ferguson hinted that if he is leaving the Emirates this summer, it could be to the other side of Manchester.

“I don’t think he is coming to United,” he said.

“That is all I can tell you. I think that he has agreed to go somewhere else.”

Wenger claim

Nasri has gone on tour with Arsenal to Malaysia and manager Arsene Wenger believes he will still be at the club next season.

But the French boss also indicated that he may keep the player for the final year of his contract and risk losing him on a free transfer in 12 months’ time.

“That is his decision,” said Ferguson. “He is the manager.

“If he stands by that decision, it is a brave one.

“I don’t know if the (Arsenal) directors will enjoy that one, but it is possible. Maybe he will have to stay.”


(source: skysports.com)