Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will not be taking QPR lightly after watching Manchester City slip up at Loftus Road just last month.

United go into the game with a 12 point cushion at the top of the Premier League and travel to the league's bottom side this weekend. 

On Manchester United's official website, Ferguson said: "We're going down there to win, though. That's what our job is.

"There is an absolutely brilliant spirit in the place at the moment and a good determination about us. We have to treat these games as we would Real Madrid or anyone else. It has to be won. We want to win."

The manager hinted that points will still be dropped in the league run in and is well aware of the difficult games that lie ahead – United still have to play Chelsea and Manchester City at home as well as testing away games against Arsenal, Stoke and Sunderland.

"My experience of being in this situation is that teams drop points," said Ferguson.

"That's a fact. It's unavoidable. It's a tough league. At the moment we have good momentum. The only thing we can do is try to win our next match and see where it takes us."

Last season, The Red Devils came away from Loftus Road with a 2-0 victory after goals from Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick. Nani, who started in this fixture last season, is set to make a return to the starting eleven after contributing a goal and an assist in United's FA Cup win over Reading.

The Portuguese, who was seemingly on his way out of Old Trafford, may yet have a key role to play as United remain on course for the treble.


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