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With not more than 25 miles between the City of Manchester and Blackburn, there will always be a local flavor to this match when the two meet.
Blackburn Rovers, having once been owned by Steel Magnate Jack Walker before being sold to the Venky's London Limited, were once the toast of English Football.
The pinnacle of their fame was when they secured pole position in the Premiership in the 1994-95 season. However, after selling off their star player Alan Shearer to Newcastle United and their manager Kenny Dalglish becoming director of football, they experienced a slow and gradual decline, which resulted in them becoming relegated and then returning to the Premiership at the end of the 2000-01 season.
Their team is also fairly good and one of the reasons they lost at home to them on New Year's eve was because of a light-weight midfield, as well as Michael Carrick having to deputize in central defense.
While Monday Night will be markedly different thanks to the presence of Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans, United cannot afford to take their foot off the gas.
Doing so might derail their Premier League ambitions.