On paper this one should be a formality. 2nd place United against bottom of the league QPR, who are still currently waiting for their first league win of the season. However after todays sacking of Mark Hughes, and the imminent appointment of Harry Redknapp. I have a sneaky feeling that United won’t find it as easy as expected.
I do however expect United to bring home the bacon, and the 3 points. After 2 consecutive defeats, as well as 2 consecutive games without scoring a goal, United will be expected to hammer QPR and really improve on that all important goal difference. And after resting most of the first team in the midweek defeat to Galatasaray, the big guns will surely return. A win tomorrow will see United return to the summit before City’s trip down to Rafael Benitez’s Chelsea side, where I am sure we will all be hoping for City to drop points.
The good news keeps on coming from the physio room. With Smalling recently back, and Jones making his comeback in midweek, this week we have our influentional number 10, Wayne Rooney back and raring to go. However we still have Nani, Kagawa and Vidic out. Jonny Evans will miss the game despite returning to training this week. On loan left back Fabio da Silva is of course ineligable for tomorrows game, however Ji Sung Park may return to Old Trafford for the first time since his summer move depending on his fitness.
Jordan’s predicted XI: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Scholes, Young; Rooney, Van Persie.
Ben’s predicted XI: De Gea; Rafael, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Cleverley, Young; Rooney, Van Persie.