Manchester Utd look to keep the pressure on neighbours Man City when they travel to take on QPR in Sunday’s early game in the Premier League, kick off 12.00pm.
Since losing 6-1 at home to City, Utd have gone unbeaten in their last six domestic games. A recent 4-1 drubbing of Wolves was the perfect tonic for their early exit from the Champions League.
Sir Alex Ferguson does have a number of injury concerns ahead of the game. Darren Fletcher’s absence through illness adds to the headaches for the Utd manager. Tom Cleverley, Anderson, the Da Silva twins, Michael Owen, Nemanja Vidic and Javier Hernandez are also expected to miss out. Dimitar Berbatov is also rated doubtful.
QPR manager Neil Warnock has a number of choices to make ahead of the visit of the champions. Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny is pushing for a return and Warnock must decide, if he proves his fitness, to go with him or to continue with in-form Radek Cerny. Anton Ferdinand and DJ Campbell are hoping to be fit enough to push for a place but Adel Taarabt could still be unavailable.
Speaking ahead of the game, Warnock is looking forward to the challenge that Utd will present his side. “”I just think it’s exciting, it’s what I’m in the game for and the fans are and the club. I’m just looking forward to the game so much. We will try and get a result because that’s how we are
A win for Utd will put the pressure on Man City, who play an hour later, and Utd are selected to get the job done by a scoreline of 2-1 which is currently 9 on Betfair.