Last summer I was hoping Sir Alex Ferguson was going to show interest in Andrei Arshavin. It never happened. It was fairly disappointing when Arsene Wenger snapped the talented Russian up during the January transfer window.

I imagine most reds are a fan of his because aside from his great talent alone, he did put four goals past the dippers as time starting running out for them towards the end of last season. What a match.

It seems like Arshavin is keen to feature more heavily in our good books though, passing on a good transfer tip to our manager.

Arshavin reckons that we should look at replacing Edwin Van der Sar with Russia’s number one, Igor Akinfeev. He has been linked with the other clubs in the top four and no doubt Guus Hiddink has let the Chelsea camp know about him.

“Given that Van der Sar will not be around forever, Ferguson is most in need of a goalkeeper,” said Arshavin. “I therefore advise him to sign Akinfeev.”

It does beg the question of why he would want to strengthen the squad of a supposed rival though? Arshavin, shhhhhhhhush.

See the 23-year-old keeper in action…