Manchester United go into the weekend five points clear at the top of the Premier League table, after cruising to a 3-0 home victory over Fulham on Wednesday night. They have a superior goal difference over second placed Liverpool of nine, lead Aston Villa by eight points, Chelsea by 10 and Arsenal by 15. An 11th Premier League title is theirs to lose.
Blackburn go into this game one point off the foot of the table, without any away league goal since November and without an away top-flight victory since September.
United, the World Club champions, Carling Cup finalists, FA Cup quarter-finals and defending Champions League and Premier League champions, have kept 14 successive clean sheets in the league.
Blackburn have dropped more away points to Manchester United than to any other club in the Premier League (36).
Distance between the clubs: 27 miles (43 kilometres)
Blackburn are making the shortest journey of any Premier League club this weekend.
Manchester United won the last game against Blackburn 5-3, in the quarter-finals of the Carling Cup on 3 December, when Carlos Tevez bagged a four-timer.
Blackburn have won only once in 21 league and cup visits to the Theatre of Dreams since 1963.
Manchester United are on course to do the double over Blackburn for the fifth time in the Premier League.
Home and away
League (inc PL): Man United 41 wins, Blackburn 27, Draws 23
Prem: Man United 16 wins, Blackburn 5, Draws 8
At Man United only
League (inc PL): Man United 25 wins, Blackburn 9, Draws 11
Prem: Man United 10 wins, Blackburn 1, Draws 3
Man Utd: Kuszczak, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Ronaldo, Carrick, Scholes, Nani, Rooney, Berbatov.
Subs: Foster, Giggs, Vidic, Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Fletcher, Tevez.
Blackburn: Robinson, Ooijer, Nelsen, Givet, Warnock, Grella, Diouf, Andrews, Dunn, Pedersen, Roque Santa Cruz.
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