Man United   5

Tevez (36, 51, 54, 90), Nani (40)

Blackburn   3

McCarthy (48, 90), Derbyshire (84)

3 December 2008 Old Trafford | 53,997

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Ratings by Ian McLeish.

Ben Foster
No chance of the England international being caught out cold early on his home debut, pulling off a world-class save in the opening exchanges. He'll have been disappointed and somewhat bemused to concede three strange second-half goals but otherwise it was a night to savour for Foster, and one that was long overdue.

John O'Shea
It was a quiet evening for Sheasy as he switched over to his more familiar left-back slot. Barely had to break sweat in the face of a listless Rovers display in the first 45 minutes, but limped off just after an hour to be replaced by Patrice Evra.

Gary Neville
A stress-free first half in the centre of defence for the skipper, but was caught out just after the break as Benni McCarthy made an immediate impact. Still, another vital 90 minutes under his belt as he returns from injury.

Jonny Evans
Cool and collected for most of the match, but will have been surprised as anyone to see Blackburn edge their way back into the tie with that late rally.

Rafael
Second first-team game in four days for the prodigious right-back who plays every match at full throttle. If there was an award handed out for most crowd-pleasing performance, the 18-year-old would win it every time.

Darron Gibson
Another rugged display from the young Irishman who clearly relishes every first-team opportunity. Nearly opened his United account with a looping first-half header that was

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