Reds look to stretch Premier lead

Blackburn Rovers versus Manchester United

Manchester United can stretch a lead at the head of the Premier League to five points with victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Monday night. With Manchester City’s drawing at home to Sunderland on Saturday, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men begin the fixture with the advantage now firmly with the Reds in the Premier […]

United seeks to end year on a high

Manchester United 7-1 Blackburn Rovers

Manchester United faces bottom club Blackburn Rovers this weekend, with top place in the Premier League on offer should Sir Alex Ferguson’s men achieve at least a point in the Saturday lunchtime fixture. In truth, United will be gunning for a third heavy win on the bounce against Steve Kean’s relegation-threatened strugglers, even if Ferguson’s […]

Reds at full strength to seal title win

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United. Ewood Park, 14 May 2011

Sir Alex Ferguson will resist any temptation to rest his star players ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Blackburn Rovers. The Reds require just a single point to seal this season’s Premier League title and a 19th domestic championship, eclipsing Liverpool’s record in the process. But Ferguson says he will play his full strength side […]

United top with Berba’s famous five

Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov scored five goals as Manchester United thumped Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford to take the Premier League lead for the first time this season. The Bulgarian hadn’t scored in 10 matches but put the drought behind him in emphatic style and became just the fourth man in the Premier League era to score […]

United seek Premier summit


Wayne Rooney will make his first Old Trafford start in more than a month as Manchester United chase first place in the Premier League. The striker, who Thursday made a half-hearted apology to United supporters, is yet to score a goal in open play this season. Elsewhere manager Sir Alex Ferguson faces midfield selection problems […]


United blow title with a whimper

Dimitar Berbatov

Manchester United’s Premier League title challenge ended at Ewood Park in frustration after a stubborn Blackburn Rovers held out for a scoreless draw. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side handed Chelsea the title with little effort and seemingly less desire on a day which confirmed the desperate need for new investment in the squad. Chelsea, a point […]

Rooney out as United seek Rovers win


Manchester United make the short trip across Lancashire without Wayne Rooney, whose aggravated ankle injury will keep the striker on the sidelines for another week. With five games remaining United’s only realistic hope of taking the Premier League title is with a string of wins on the bounce – starting with Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn Rovers. […]

United profit from Rovers lack of return

Dimitarv Berbatov

Manchester United cruised to a comfortable win over a Blackburn Rovers side that set new standards in lack of ambition. A brace of outstanding finishes from Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov were enough to see off United’s Lancashire rivals on a day when the home side should have matched Chelsea’s five or Arsenal’s six against […]