Blackburn display against Man Utd encourages Steve Kean

By Phil McNultyChief football writer at Ewood Park

Blackburn boss Steve Kean is convinced his side are playing well enough to stay up, despite dropping into the Premier League's relegation zone after the home loss to Manchester United.

Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young gave United a 2-0 win at Ewood Park.

"If we play for the full duration as we did for 80 minutes against Manchester United I am sure the points we pick up will be more than enough," said Kean.

"We are now looking for United to do us a favour against QPR and Wigan."

Blackburn travel to West Bromwich Albion in their next match before Liverpool make the trip to Ewood Park.

"We will get plenty of points in our remaining games if we play like that and stretch it out for the whole game," added Kean.

"I think from United's point of view they will have looked at that for 80 minutes and wondered where the goal was coming from because we were getting into good positions off the ball and we were playing it cleverly.

"I thought it could have gone either way but you have got to take your chances and their goals were two great strikes.

"[Manchester United keeper] David de Gea had a great evening for them, pulling out all sorts of saves, so there were lots of aspects of our performance that pleased us, even though the eventual result is disappointing."