Another FA Cup shock looked on teh cards when Blackburn took the lead against Manchester United only for Marcus Rashford to equalise before the second half.
Jose Mourinho brought on Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the second half and the two combined for the winning goal with the latter finishing with aplomb inside the box.
Paul Scholes praised Zlatan Ibrahimovic for being a brilliant signing for Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner for Manchester United
And Scholes praised the duo for linking up to prevent an FA Cup replay.
"That's what he is being paid to do," Scholes told BT Sport.
"He's done that in big clubs across Europe and he's been a great signing for United.
Manchester United player ratings against Blackburn
Sun, February 19, 2017
Express Sport brings you Manchester United's player ratings from their FA Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers
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Who impressed for Manchester United against Blackburn?
"Ok he's 35 but what quality he still has and I love this. As a midfield player you need to have a link with your centre forward.
"You don't need to speak, sometimes it's just a little look and what a finish from Zlatan.
"That's a difficult technique when you're leaning back."