QPR vs Manchester United: Live team sheet

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After just one victory in their last five Premier League outings, Manchester United will be desperate to secure all three points against Harry Redknapp's struggling QPR side this afternoon. 

QPR, despite sitting in the division's bottom three, have a strong record on home soil, so should prove tricky opponents for Louis van Gaal's side in west London. 

There's no doubt about it, though, the United stars will be desperate to get back to winning ways after last weekend's poor showing against top four rivals Southampton. 

Falcao return 

After leaving out Colombian hit-man Radamel Falcao from the 18-match squad against the Saints, Van Gaal has recalled his on-loan striker for today's showdown. 

Falcao, then, will be desperate to impress as he goes in search of securing a permanent deal with the club after an inconsistent opening half of the campaign.

*GMS Reated* 

With Robin van Persie out on the sidelines, the attacking stars of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Angel di Maria all feature for the Red Devils, whilst Michael Carrick partners Dutchman Daley Blind in midfield. 

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling keep their places in the heart of United's defence, with Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw operating in the wing-back roles. David de Gea once again starts between the sticks, with his fellow Spaniard Victor Valdes sitting on the bench. 

Austin to star

QPR, on the other hand, will be hoping that star striker Charlie Austin can cause the United defensive line problems at the back, whilst Leroy Fer, Joey Barton and Co. will be hoping to dictate play for the Hoops. 

At the back, Rio Ferdinand has to settle for a place on the bench against his former side, with Richard Dunne partnering Onuoha at the back.

Rob Green, meanwhile, will be hoping to have an inspired day between the sticks as he attempts to keep the United forwards at bay.

The teams 

QPR XI: Green, Isla, Dunne, Onuoha, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Austin, Zamora

Subs: McCarthy, Caulker, Ferdinand, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Taarabt, Zarate

Manchester United XI: De Gea, Jones, Smalling, Rojo, Valencia, Carrick, Mata, Blind, Rooney, Di Maria, Falcao

Subs:  Valdes, Evans, McNair, Januzaj, Herrera, Fellaini, Wilson

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