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French 'prince' urged to become United 'King' after Fergie link

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Patrice Evra has urged Samir Nasri to fulfil his potential and move to Manchester United from Arsenal this summer.

French publication L'Equipe claimed yesterday that the former Marseille midfielder had emerged as a shock target on the Old Trafford radar, with Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly looking to bring the Frenchman to the club as a potential Paul Scholes successor.

On hearing the news, Evra immediately added more fuel to the fire when speaking to the same publication, telling his compatriot to become a winner at Manchester United.

"Really? I didn't know that," said Evra in response to the reported interest of Manchester United.

"Anyway, if he comes, he has to know there is no room for mistakes. Each year you are playing to win. That is Manchester's culture.

"Each year it is a guarantee of a title. I have been at Manchester for five years now and I can't remember how many trophies I have won. 13? 15? So, 'Petit Prince', if you want to become King you know where you have to go."


 

Whilst Arsene Wenger is unlikely to want to sell the 23-year-old, Nasri only has one-year left on his contract at the Emirates and could depart north London on a free next summer if a deal can't be agreed.

Manchester United may have spotted an opportunity to put pressure on the Gunners with regards to a move, and Wenger may be forced to cash in on the 21 cap international.

It's unknown how much Arsenal would want for the player, and it's unlikely they would allow the player to join a Barclays Premier League rival on the cheap. However, Ferguson has money at his disposal and Manchester United have been known to pull off major transfer coups in the past.

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