QPR v Manchester United

Barclays Premier League; Loftus Road; Sunday, 18th Dec; 12:00pm KO.

Team News

Anton Ferdinand is the major doubt for Neil Warnock's side, with the defender facing a fitness test after limping off during the defeat to Liverpool.

Matt Connolly and DJ Campbell are back in contention meanwhile, with the pair featuring for the reserves in midweek.

Darren Fletcher is the latest absentee for Manchester United, joining Tom Cleverley, Nemanja Vidic, Javier Hernandez, Anderson and Michael Owen on the treatment table.

Dimitar Berbatov is back in contention though, adding to Sir Alex Ferguson's attacking options.


QPR trip fits with Fergie

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits a trip to QPR is one he always relishes as a manager.

With only two teams leaving Loftus Road with victories, the Red Devils won't have things all their own way, but it's a challenge the Scot is looking forward too.

"I always enjoy going to Queens Park Rangers. It's always a good atmosphere and we used to be able to get a bigger support than normal. They used to give us one section - the one behind the goal and then part of the side, which always meant we had about 6,000 fans," said Ferguson.

"We have a good record there and I hope we can continue that. They've done well and given themselves a chance of staying in the league by investing and bringing in a few players. It's going to be a hard game.

"Queens Park Rangers have invested the right way. Neil Warnock realised that when you get into the Premier League you need big players. That gives them a better chance because it’s an unremitting league in terms of the demands, particularly for teams coming out of the Championship."

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