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QPR vs Manchester United

Published:Friday | January 16, 2015 | 12:01 AM

QPR (4-4-1-1)

GREEN, ISLA, DUNNE, CAULKER, HILL, VARGAS, HENRY, BARTON, FER, TAARABT, AUSTIN

UNITED (5-3-2)

DI MARIA, VAN PERSIE, ROONEY, CARRICK, MATA, SHAW, BLIND, SMALLING, JONES, VALENCIA, DE GEA

This is a crunch game for both teams; Queens Park Rangers are back in the relegation zone with just 19 points while Manchester United are fourth on 37 points, 12 off leaders Chelsea.

QPR have gone four games - five including the FA Cup - without a win, and in their last game at Loftus Road they suffered the humiliation of losing to League One side Sheffield United in the Cup.

However, all of their 19 points have come at home, with five wins and four draws from 11 games. Indeed, Rangers set a Barclays Premier League record when they became the first team to lose their opening 10 away games in the Premier League. Sunderland were the last top-flight team to lose their opening 10 away games.

United should be confident; they have won their last five Premier League games against QPR, scoring 13 goals and conceding just one. When these teams met at Old Trafford in September United won 4-0, with three goals coming in the first half. Rooney was one of the scorers, scoring his third league goal against the Hoops.

And overall, Rangers' record against the Reds is atrocious. In 13 games between these teams in the Premier League, Rangers have never won, while losing 11 and drawing two. Overall, United have netted 29 goals and conceded just seven.

Not since March 1996 have Rangers taken a point off United while they last beat them in January 1992, at Old Trafford. Rangers last won at home against United in May 1989.