Old Trafford, Sat 31 March 2007
MANCHESTER UNITED 4
(Scholes 61, Carrick 72, Park 83, Solskjaer 90)
BLACKBURN ROVERS 1
United: Van der Sar; Brown, Ferdinand, Vidic (O'Shea 28), Heinze; Ronaldo (Solskjaer 84), Carrick, Scholes, Park; Giggs (Smith 84), Rooney. Subs not used: Kuszczak, Richardson.
Blackburn: Friedel; Emerton, Samba, Nelson, Warnock; Dunn, Kerimoglu (Peter 74), Mokoena, Pederson; Derbyshire, McCarthy (Roberts 69). Subs not used: Enckelman, Nonda, Henchoz.
Five years ago, on 31 March 2007, United overcame a single-goal deficit to record a memorable 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in front of what was then the highest-ever Old Trafford crowd.
From the moment Matt Derbyshire gave the visitors a shock lead on 29 minutes, the Theatre of Dreams became a cauldron of noise which Sir Alex later described as “the best atmosphere in years.”
Paul Scholes levelled with a low effort just after the hour before fellow string-puller Michael Carrick picked his spot through the crowd just 12 minutes later. It was game over as Ji-Sung Park side-footed home with the game heading to its climax before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found time to score on the stroke of full-time.
"If United go on to claim their ninth Premiership title in 15 years, outstanding goals from Scholes and Carrick will become part of club folklore,” praised the Daily Mail’s Joe Bernstein.