Paul Scholes is hoping Samir Nasri will join Manchester United after claiming the midfielder’s current club Arsenal ‘flatter to deceive’.

Nasri’s future at Emirates Stadium is uncertain as he has just one year remaining on his contract and is wanted by United and local rivals City.

Reports have suggested that the France international is keen to move to Old Trafford amid claims the Premier League champions will offer £20million.

And, when asked if Nasri was coming to United, Scholes said: “I hope so.”

Scholes retired from playing at the end of last season and enjoyed plenty of battles with Arsenal during his glittering career.

However, the former midfielder says Sir Alex Ferguson would “not allow” United to go six years without a trophy, as has happened at Arsenal.

“They just flatter to deceive,” he said.

“They may play the prettiest football, but it doesn’t always produce the results they need. It doesn’t irritate me that people say they’re the best footballing team because while they are doing that, we (United) are winning games.

“They do play the best football to watch at times, but what is the point of that if you are not winning anything? Not only that, they are potentially going to lose their best players in (Cesc) Fabregas, (Samir) Nasri and (Gael) Clichy.

“I don’t think our manager would allow this club to go six years without a trophy.”