The FA Cup holders are through to the quarter-finals of the tournament, where they will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were enough for Manchester United to secure a 2-1 win on the night. Blackburn did take an early lead and gave the Red Devils a tough fight throughout the game, but were eventually outscored by the quality possessed by the Premier League giants.
Here’s how Jose Mourinho’s men fared in the cup tie:
SERGIO ROMERO – 6
Was helpless while conceding the opener, but made some crucial saves late in the game to avoid a replay.
ASHLEY YOUNG – 7
Replaced Valencia well at RB. Was a threat on the offense as well.
CHRIS SMALLING – 6
Couldn’t prevent Graham from scoring the opener.
MARCOS ROJO – 5
Was tormented by Emnes, and it was his failure to deal with the pacey forward that led to the first goal.
MATTEO DARMIAN – 4
Was worrisome at the back, and useless going forward.
MICHAEL CARRICK – 6
Failed to dictate play as usual.
ANDER HERRERA – 7
Was a livewire in the middle of the park. Attempted a few decent shots on goal, and passed well.
JESSE LINGARD – 5
Didn’t do much.
HENRIKH MKHITARYAN – 6.5
Provided a sensational pass for Rashford’s equalizer, but misplaced a number of passes too.
ANTHONY MARTIAL – 6
Made a dangerous run or two, but failed to get more involved.
MARCUS RASHFORD – 7
His opportunistic run and calm finish levelled the game.
PAUL POGBA – 9
Gamechanger. Dominated the midfield, created chances, and made the assist to Zlatan’s goal with his trademark long pass.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC – 8
Kept his calm and scored expertly. Was very involved in the game following his winner.
JUAN MATA – NA
Blackburn Player Ratings:
STEELE – 6
LOWE – 5
GREER – 6
LENIHAN – 6
WILLIAMS – 6
FEENY – 7
GUTHRIE – 6
MULGREW – 6
CONWAY – 7
EMNES – 8
GRAHAM – 8
MAHONEY – 6
STOKES – 6
TOMLINSON – 7