Blackburn winger Morten Gamst Pedersen believes his relegation-threatened side can beat Manchester United on Saturday and delay their visitors’ title celebrations.Sir Alex Ferguson’s team only need a point to seal their 19th Premier League title, while Blackburn are just three points above the drop zone.
But Pedersen insists his team can pull off a huge shock at Ewood Park and secure their survival.
“It’s a tough game but we’ve done well against the big teams at home this year and hopefully we can do well against Manchester United as well,” said the Norwegian.
“We know they need a point to be the champions but we drew with them last year and we’ve beaten them here before.”
” We just have to work as hard as we can. We need the points as much as United. I’m looking forward to it, it’s always fun to play these games.”
But Pedersen admits that he won’t be upset when United do claim the title, as he grew up supporting the club.
“I was a little bit of a United fan when I was younger,” he said.
” I followed the teams with Norwegian players in but my dad was a Manchester United fan and they were probably my number one team as well.”
“It’s fun to go to watch them when they play the big teams and it’s next door to me as well so I’m lucky.”
“Manchester United are unbelievable. Other teams may be better on paper, player for player, but the team of Manchester United is the best in England.”
“My dad was never a crazy fan and him supporting United has never been a problem for me.”
“When we play, he supports Blackburn.”
“I’ve got other friends who say, ‘You have to do this and that to let United win the league’, but I tell them I have more important things on my mind – to keep Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League.”