Three Man United youngsters who should start vs Blackburn
Two former Premier League champions will go head-to-head on Sunday in the FA Cup’s Fifth Round as Blackburn Rovers host Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
Rovers famously won the title in 1994-1995, as Alan Shearer and co. pipped United to first place in what was – up until last season with Leicester City – the most unlikely of Premier League title wins.
United, meanwhile, have won the First Division title a whopping 20 times, their most recent one coming in 2012-2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.
That year seems a distant cry away from where United currently sit, with the club having struggled for such dominance in recent seasons under David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho.
But United’s downfall over the past few seasons bares minimal in comparison with Blackburn, who now reside in 23rd position in the Championship and look all but set for relegation to League 1.
While Owen Coyle’s side’s form has picked up slightly as of late, the club still look a poor outfit, and United fans will have been rubbing their hands at the chance to make it through to the FA Cup quarter-finals as they try to defend the trophy they won last season.
Bearing in mind the limited quality of the opposition, we take a look at three youngsters who deserve a chance to impress Mourinho vs Rovers.