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Blackburn's Santa Cruz aiming to shock Man Utd

Roque Santa Cruz says Uefa Cup-chasers Blackburn are determined to delay Manchester United's title celebrations.

Mark Hughes' old club arrive at Ewood on Saturday looking for the three points that would give them one hand on the Premier League crown - but striker Santa Cruz says Rovers have their own priorities.

Rovers' hopes of an Intertoto Cup berth nosedived after Sunday's 3-1 reverse at the hands of Liverpool and Santa Cruz, who grabbed a consolation goal at Anfield, believes there can be no more slip-ups between now and the end of the season.Manchester United winning the league," said the Paraguayan.

"But we are in need of points to get closer into Europe.

"That's our ambition, but there's few games left, so for me this game against United is a cup final.

"The next game is very important, because if we want to keep the pressure on Aston Villa and Portsmouth, we need to get a result."

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