Ewood Park hasn’t been a happy hunting ground for United in recent years as far as victories go, but bookmakers make them 1.4 shots to beat Blackburn and in their current form it would take a brave man to back against them not securing all three points.

Rovers recorded a shock 3-2 win against United at Old Trafford on New Year’s Eve, but currently sit just three points clear of the relegation zone following their loss to Bolton Wanderers last week.

But they have won three and lost just one of their last five games at home, while United are aiming for their first win at Ewood Park since October 2008.

However, this looks a great opportunity for United to put that record straight given their current mood.

The Red Devils have lost just one of their last 16 away games in the PL, and come into the game on the back of six successive victories.

They have taken 28 points from the last 30 available in an impressive run which has put them top of the league and three points clear of arch rivals City –  and Sir Alex knows what is required to hold onto that position.

He is sure to have instilled into his players the importance of the remaining 8 games on the run-in, and i don’t think that they will let him down here.

Wayne Rooney is in terrific form at present and has scored four goals in his last five outings against Blackburn.

He has netted 17 times in the last 17 games in all competitions, and is not surprisingly favourite to score first at 3.6 with Paddy Power.

However those odds look very skinny, and Chicharito and Welbeck look better value at 5 and 6 respectively with Boylesports.

Whoever scores first, I expect United to win this with a bit to spare.

I like the look of 3-0 and 3-1 in the correct score market, and those outcomes can be backed at 9.5 with Paddy Power and 11 with bet365 and Betfred.




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