Chris Smalling has revealed Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has told his players to win the FA Cup for teammate Rio Ferdinand.

Of the current squad only Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Darren Fletcher have FA Cup winners' medals.

"In the early rounds, the manager said in his team talks about how a player like Rio has been at the club for ages and has never won the FA Cup," said United defender Smalling.

"He wants to make sure he gets his hands on it.

"Rio's been at the club so many years and not won it, something the manager makes a point of."