Blackburn vs Man Utd: What time is FA Cup fifth round, what TV channel is it on, and what's our prediction? 

Owen Coyle and Jose Mourinho
It's Owen Coyle vs Jose Mourinho on Sunday. A true clash of the titans

What is it?

The FA Cup fifth round tie between north west rivals Blackburn Rovers, who are 23rd in the Championship and Manchester United, who are sixth in the Premier League. 

Where is it?

At Ewood Park.

What time is it?

The match will kick-off at 4.15pm on Sunday February 19. 

What TV channel is it on?

BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 3.45pm. It will be United's 57th consecutive televised FA Cup tie

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick for Manchester United against Saint Etienne on Thursday

What's the team news?

Jose Mourinho is expected to make changes from the side that beat St Etienne in the Europa League on Thursday night

Sergio Romero will replace David de Gea in goal, while Luke Shaw could be given a chance to stake his claim for a first-team spot. Centre-back Axel Tuanzebe made his first-team debut in the last round and could get on as a substitute.

Michael Carrick, Phil Jones and Wayne Rooney are all doubtful with slight injuries, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan is recovering from illness.

Probable United XI (4-2-3-1): Romero; Valencia, Rojo, Bailly, Shaw; Herrera, Carrick; Mkhitaryan, Rooney, Lingard; Rashford. 

For Blackburn, Hope Akpan is suspended, while Sam Gallagher and Gordon Greer are doubtful. Elliott Ward, Adam Henley, Corry Evans, and Tommie Hoban are all out injured. 

Probable Blackburn XI (4-4-2): Steele; Nyambe, Mulgrew, Lenihan, Williams; Feeney, Guthrie, Lowe, Conway; Graham Emnes

Blackburn supporters have been protesting against their owners this season 

Any good stats?

  • Blackburn and Manchester United last met in the FA Cup in 1984/85, with United winning 2-0 in Round 5 with goals from Gordon Strachan and Paul McGrath.
  •  Rovers haven’t beaten Manchester United at home in any competition since winning 4-3 February 2006 (D3 L3). David Bentley scored a hat-trick in that game.
  • Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young both scored in United’s last visit to Ewood Park back in April 2012, a 2-0 win.
  • Manchester United have won both of their FA Cup ties this season by a 4-0 scoreline against Championship teams Reading and Wigan.
Anthony Martial tends to enjoy playing in the FA Cup
  • Anthony Martial has been involved in nine goals in his last eight FA Cup games (3 goals, 6 assists).
  • This is the third season in a row that Blackburn have made it to the fifth round – they lost 5-1 to West Ham last season but beat Stoke City 4-1 in 2014/15 at this stage.
  • Blackburn have lost only one of their last five games at Ewood Park in all competitions (W3 D1).
  • Mourinho’s side have lost just one of their previous nine away matches in all competitions (W6 D2).

What are the odds?

  • Blackburn win: 10/1
  • Draw: 9/2
  • United win: 1/3

What's our prediction?

United to win 5-2. 

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