Article updated 31/03/12
United have been in outstanding league form, winning nine games and drawing once in the last ten. With the title race now the sole focus for the team, the seven-day rest between games is beneficial. Blackburn are sixteenth in the table following a mixed bag of March results - two wins, a draw and a defeat. Rovers are unreliable at home with just two wins in their last five at Ewood Park.
Ins and outs
With no new injuries to report, and confirmation that Rio Ferdinand is "fine" after feeling stiffness in his back, Sir Alex will have the same squad that faced Fulham at his disposal. Nani will again miss out despite an expected return to training on Friday. Blackburn are likely to be without defenders Gael Givet and Michel Salgado and midfielder Vince Grella.
United suffered a setback against Blackburn in December when the visitors earned a shock 3-2 victory at Old Trafford. The visitors took a two-goal lead through Yakubu's brace and although United got back into the game with a double from Dimitar Berbatov, Rovers sealed the unlikely win with a late goal by Grant Hanley.
Prior to Christmas, Steve Kean was the most under-pressure manager in the Barclays Premier League, but big results against fellow strugglers QPR and Wolves have enabled Blackburn to rise off the foot of the table up to sixteenth place. Sir Alex was full of praise for Kean in his