Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has revealed the amazing snub delivered to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson by Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri.

Discussing United's deal for Arsenal striker Robin van Persie on Radio 5Live, Redknapp says he spoke to Sir Alex and the boss worked hard on the transfer because he didn't want to lose out like he had on Nasri last year.

Redknapp says the Reds chief shook hands on a deal with the Frenchman, only for the then Arsenal star to join Manchester City instead.