Patrice Evra has urged his France team-mate Samir Nasri to reject Manchester City and join him at Old Trafford, the Daily Mail has revealed.
Nasri, who has one year remaining on his contract at Arsenal, has been offered a new five-year deal from the Gunners but the Frenchman is holding off pledging his future to the north London club as both Manchester City and United have shown an interest in him.
Evra says he has spoken to Nasri and he believes the 24-year-old must join the Red Devils if he is to achieve the success he desires and become one of the world’s best players: “If I have Manchester United and Manchester City, I would go straight for United. It can be for the money, many different things. But I would prefer to go for the glory.
“Of course I’ve talked a lot with him in the holiday and also when we met up for friendly games with France at the end of the season. I told him how great it is to play for United and how important it would be for him to become of the biggest players in the world.
“I just told him how good it would be for him coming here. He will have a nice welcome, and I can help as well because I’m French. I don’t know what he’s going to do yet. It was looking interesting but I don’t know. We’ll have to see.”
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Fergie: Hernandez can get better.
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Javier Hernandez will get better over time and he is confident the young Mexican can beat his record of 20 goals last season, according to ESPN.
Chicharito enjoyed a successful debut season at Manchester United by scoring 20 goals in all competitions, winning the Premier League and reaching the Champions League final.
The 23-year-old impressed his manager in his first season at the club and Ferguson believes he can only improve from here: “It was tough for him last season but over time, Javier will mature and get better. He is improving technically and now he has had a good season behind him in a tough division.
”We are setting targets for him. We thought he would get 20 last season and he did. He might do even better this time.”
Rio: Away record must improve.
Manchester United’s away record has to improve immensely if they are to hold on to the Premier League title next season, says Rio Ferdinand.
The United centre-back also insisted that it is crucial for his side to get off to a good start this season.
Although the Red Devils dropped just two points at Old Trafford in the last campaign, they won just five league games away from the Theatre of Dreams, something Ferdinand believes must be rectified: “We had an unbelievable home record last season but our away record was shocking. If I knew the reason for it then I would be the manager, but it was crazy really.
“Last season there was such a difference in terms of the way things panned out, dropping just two points at home and then losing loads of games away. If we can balance it out a bit better this season then I’m sure we’ll be up there again.”