Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Man Utd v QPR - Match preview and team news

Bookmark and Share

By Adam Mazrani

Friday 23 November 2012

Second-placed Manchester United have the chance to move back to the top of the Premier League ahead of rivals Manchester City’s Sunday clash with Chelsea, provided they can secure victory over relegation-haunted basement club QPR at Old Trafford.

Old Trafford

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are coming off the back of two consecutive defeats, disappointingly at Norwich last weekend and at Galatasaray in the Champions League in midweek, but will still be confident of victory against the R’s, who’s desperately poor 3-1 home defeat to Southampton last week left them cut adrift at the bottom, five points off safety and still without a win in the league this season.

Man Utd welcome back Wayne Rooney after missing the Norwich loss with tonsilitis, while Chris Smalling should also feature due to Jonny Evans missing out through injury. Rooney’s return means Ferguson has a decision to make up front between pairing the England international with Robin Van Persie ahead of the in-form Javier Hernandez, or perhaps even playing all three. Elsehwere, after making his injury return against Galatasaray, Phil Jones looks set to miss out while Shinji Kagawa and Nemanja Vidic remain out for the foreseeable future.

Mark Hughes was shown the door by Owner Tony Fernandes, and new manager Harry Redknapp is expected to travel to Old Traffod. With Park Ji Sung and Andrew Johnson both out injured, QPR were hit by the news this week that Bobby Zamora would be missing for up to three months after undergoing hip surgery.

Hughes said after the Southampton defeat last week that changes would be made and the likes of Shaun Derry and Jamie Mackie are all pushing for starting places, with Djbrill Cisse a possible contender to be dropped after his recent poor form.

Related Articles


Arsenal monitoring Lyon forward Lacazette


Mourinho wants more Chelsea players in PFA team


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Real Madrid planning swoop for Chelsea’s Mikel


Neville: United were toothless in Everton defeat


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Van Gaal: Everton defeat inevitable following poor warm-up





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News