Pederson excited by Utd test

Rovers winger hoping to put one over on his boyhood heroes

Pedersen: Looking to delay United's title-winning celebrations

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Morten Gamst Pedersen is hoping Blackburn can spoil Manchester United's title party on Saturday.

The Red Devils are due at Ewood Park this weekend for a fixture which could see them wrap up the Premier League crown.

A point is all Sir Alex Ferguson's side require to get their hands on the top flight silverware for a record-breaking 19th time.

Pedersen, though, has warned that Rovers are not prepared to roll over for their North West rivals and insists he will be doing all he can to help spring an upset.

He said: "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.

"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."


Pedersen has fared admirably against United in the past, once bagging a brace in a 2-1 victory for Blackburn at Old Trafford back in 2005.

The Norwegian winger added: "I had one of my best games against them. I wouldn't mind if I can do that again on Saturday but we have to go out there as a team.

"Hopefully some of us can do a little bit of magic and we can produce some good stuff and hopefully get points. But it's always a good memory and people remind me of it. It was a big moment for me."

"Other teams may be better on paper, player for player, but the team of Manchester United is the best in England."

Morten Gamst Pedersen

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While keen to delay United's title-winning celebrations, Pedersen admits he does have a soft spot for the Red Devils.

The 29-year-old said: "I was a little bit of a United fan when I was younger. 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."