December 17, 2011 by joshilan14
QPR will entertain Manchester United in the highly anticipated match at Loftus Road. They have already given United’s rivals Manchester City a scare when they almost beat them before succumbing to a 3-2 defeat. Man United come into the match with 5 wins from 6 Premier League games but confidence could be low after going out of the Champions League and losing to Crystal Palace in the League Cup.
Anton Ferdinand is doubtful after the QPR defender went off injured in the loss against Liverpool. DJ Campbell is also hoping for a first start since October after recovering from a fractured metatarsal while fellow striker Heidur Helguson should also be fit to play despite going off against Liverpool with a groin injury. Adel Taarabt might be unavailable after missing the match against Liverpool and Neil Warnock also faces a dilemma over whether to reinstate Paddy Kenny in goal after recovering from injury or to stick with the on form Radek Cerny.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has an injury crisis with defenders Rafael, Fabio and Nemanja Vidic, midfielders Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher and Anderson and strikers Javier Hernandez and Michael Owen all out with long term injuries. However striker Dimitar Berbatov has recovered from an ankle injury to play against QPR. Reserve team midfielder Paul Pogba may feature despite a contract dispute with the club.
QPR-Argentine central midfielder Alejandro Faurlin will need to take advantage of Man United’s defensive and midfield injury worries by cutting them open with his passing ability.
Manchester United-Nani should be able to exploit QPR’s defence with his passing, shooting and dribbling ability and he should get the better of Armand Traore.
With only one win in seven home matches this season for QPR, this should suggest that Manchester United will get an easy victory at Loftus Road. However, they have performed admirably against the bigger sides to have visited them as they beat Chelsea and narrowly lost to Manchester City. Manchester United have won their three previous away matches in the Premier League with a score of 1-0 and I’m sure they would settle for that as a rest bite to their awful showings recently in the cup. I think that QPR could surprise Manchester United by holding them to a draw
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