Man Utd boss claims Smalling is just like Rio

The 20-year-old will join United this summer in an £8million deal.

Ferguson said: “We have been tracking him since the start of the season.

“He actually hasn’t played that many games for Fulham but he was someone who stuck out.

“He’s a very good ­passer of the ball, quick, tall and has great potential. He’s like a young Rio.”