Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted his great admiration for Arsenal's unsettled star Samir Nasri. Nasri has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League champions and Ferdinand has praised the 23-year-old.

He said: "Samir Nasri is an excellent player who has a good technique and a huge amount of talent. And he scores goals.

"For me, he is one of the best players right now. I think he even won the title of best French football player at international level.

"The French have a history of good players here. Thierry Henry has been fantastic. Just like Cantona. And let's not forget Marcel Desailly."

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