MANCHESTER (AFP) Sir Alex Ferguson wants a comprehensive performance from Manchester United against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday to prove they have learnt from last weekends loss at Anfield when Liverpool beat Premier League champions United 2-0 in a thunderous atmosphere on Merseyside to not only keep their own threadbare title ambitions alive but also end their arch-rivals 11-match unbeaten run. A comfortable enough victory at Barnsley during the week put United into the last eight of the League Cup and seemed to prove the Liverpool result has not left any mental hangovers at Old Trafford. Part of the challenge is how you react to disappointment, said Ferguson. We lost 4-1 to Liverpool at home last season, which was a travesty but the players buckled down and we went on to win the league. During last Sundays Liverpool encounter, former Anfield star Michael Owen looked Uniteds most potent force and he also scored in the win at Barnsley. The England striker may have been a surprise pre-season acquisition by Ferguson but he continues to impress at Old Trafford. Michael is always looking and always on the move, United assistant manager Mike Phelan said. That is the quality of Michael Owen and those qualities are of benefit to us. Michael has come to Manchester United as it a fresh challenge for him and we can use him as and when we need to use him. Blackburn will arrive at Old Trafford after one of the most testing weeks for a Premier League football club in recent memory due to the swine-flu problems that have affected their squad in the build-up to this encounter. Two players missed last weekends 5-0 thrashing by Chelsea due to the condition, while a further player and two members of staff have also contracted the illness to disrupt Sam Allardyces plans. The Rovers manager also knows he has significant problems on the pitch because his side is currently incapable of winning on the road, having lost their last nine encounters away from Ewood Park. Allardyce admitted: The difference between the team at Ewood and the team away from home is unrecognisable. If you beat Aston Villa with 10-men at home you are showing some real quality style, grit and determination. But if you then lose 6-2 and 5-0 at Arsenal and Chelsea then you see a team you just cant recognise. It is a baffling problem that I need to resolve immediately before Manchester United. I have to resolve it because, if I dont, it becomes like the 'yips (a nervous and uncertain putting stroke) in golf if you like. The 'yips can become a greater and greater problem as time goes on and on and on so we have to resolve it by the time we are at Old Trafford. He added: We need to be organised and resilient enough to make sure that no matter what happens, with 10 minutes to go we are still in with a chance. United will be without Park Ji-sung (knee) while Darren Fletcher has yet to play since injuring his foot on international duty with Scotland but could be in contention. Blackburn defender Christopher Samba is still struggling with swine-flu, but Rovers say they are monitoring the situation day-by-day. Meanwhile right-back Pascal Chimbonda (calf) and midfielder Vince Grella (thigh) are also doubts. Bolton aim to give Ancelotti the blues Carlo Ancelotti has been warned not to expect a repeat of the comfortable midweek League Cup victory when his Chelsea team resume hostilities with Bolton Wanderers this weekend. Ancelottis side strolled to a 4-0 win over Wanderers to continue their impressive run of form in the three games since the shock 2-1 league defeat at Aston Villa raised questions about Chelseas ability oto cope with set-pieces. The meeting with Sam Allardyces Blackburn at Stamford Bridge last weekend was supposed to present a further test of Chelseas defensive resilience but instead provided little more than shooting practice as Rovers rolled over and were crushed 5-0 by the Premier League leaders. With Atletico Madrid also having been thrashed 4-0 in Europe, Chelsea have scored 13 goals and conceded none in three home games since the Villa defeat. But Ancelotti and his players are aware they have proved more brittle on the road, with their other defeat this season coming at Boltons near neighbours Wigan Athletic. And if they are to maintain the two-point advantage they currently hold at the head of the Premier League, they can ill afford another slip up. Bolton manager Gary Megson has promised a much warmer reception for Ancelottis side when they travel to the north west again this weekend. Our team will be different, not just in personnel but in approach, and I hope were a lot more wholehearted, Megson said. But Bolton, who have been improving steadily this season must learn to cope with Chelseas goal-threat, which no longer centres on their main strikers Didier Drogba and former Wanderers forward Nicolas Anelka. The pair are likely to start at Bolton, but the goals have been shared around Ancelottis side in recent weeks and Florent Malouda - who scored in the League Cup victory - believes thats an ominous sign for their main rivals in the title race. The threat comes from everywhere in our team and thats going to be our strength this season. said the France international. We dont have to depend on one player. Obviously in a season you can have moments when someone is not in form or has the capacity to score. As you can see, we have quality throughout the squad. Its important every player shows it when he has an opportunity to do so. Thats our strength at the moment because people are doing just that. Everyone can score with the movement we have and the quality of our passing game. We have improved a lot with the system. Malouda added: At the start of the season we were winning with a bit of difficulty and with one goal being the difference. At the moment were scoring a lot of goals and were playing well. We have to maintain that high quality. Ancelotti made seven changes for the League Cup clash and is now set to bring back captain John Terry, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Didier Drogba and Ricardo Carvalho. Megson has fewer options although goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and striker Kevin Davies will return after being rested. The Wanderers manager admits he saw enough on Wednesday to know that if his side fail to improve significantly, they could find themselves on the wrong end of another drubbing. If we dont approach it in the right manner, the same thing will happen again, Megson said. We have got to find a way to upset Chelsea, and I dont mean physically. We have got to play at a tempo that suits us because (on Wednesday), Chelsea dictated that tempo - they dictated absolutely everything, from minute one to 90. We have to give ourselves a better chance. Hopefully its a better performance - hopefully we start in a manner which might cause the opposition a few more problems. The venue obviously changes things as well, but we will be playing a team that 72 hours earlier gave us a lesson - and we have to learn that lesson.