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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 17 January 2015,

QPR
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Man United
  • Kickoff: 16:00 BST
  • Stadium: Loftus Road
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Loftus Road
  • Attendance: 18,098
    • 58' Marouane Fellaini
    • 91' James Wilson

    Queens Park Rangers

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    Wright-Phillips "needs to move on"

    Shaun Wright-Phillips is happier sitting on a "fantastic contract" than leaving QPR for first-team football, according to boss Harry Redknapp.

    Redknapp rejected complaints from Wright-Phillips he is in the dark over why he has featured just once at Rangers this season.

    The QPR manager revealed the 33-year-old has rejected numerous chances to leave Loftus Road, despite Redknapp telling him he "needs to move on".

    Redknapp addressed Wright-Phillips' concerns while also claiming "I take no notice" of rumours he is one game away from the sack.

    "I've told Shaun, of course I've told him, he needs to go on loan or move permanently," said Redknapp, ahead of QPR hosting Manchester United in Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash.

    "But he's not going to move when he's got a fantastic contract.

    "Let's all sit and talk straight, when you're earning X amount of pounds, and someone wants to give you money that's nowhere near that, you're not going to go are you?

    "It's no-one's fault that Shaun's got a great contract, good luck to him, someone gave it to him.

    "It's all about opinions, someone else could come in and put Shaun straight in the team. That's the game.

    "He played for me when I first came here in the Premier League, I've got no problems with him, I like him an awful lot. If I didn't, I'd say so.

    "He comes out, trains well, works hard, earns fantastic money, he's got a great contract, good luck to him.

    "When he's had a chance on loan, Blackburn, Bolton, Charlton, they've come in for him and he's said 'I'm not interested', he didn't want to know. He wouldn't consider it. He doesn't want to go on loan.

    "But even a permanent deal, who's going to pay the same money he has here? It's difficult.

    "But let's be honest, you can't blame the boy. No-one's blaming him; he's got a great contract.

    "In the long-term he needs to move on and play football, and I've said that to him many times."

    Midfielder Niko Kranjcar has recovered from thigh trouble ahead of the clash with Manchester United at Loftus Road on Saturday.

    Armand Traore will miss out with a toe problem, while Sandro (knee) and Yun Suk-Young (ankle) are both still sidelined.

    Unsettled attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt could feature again after coming in from the cold for QPR's 2-1 defeat at Burnley last weekend.

    Robin van Persie has a slim chance of playing after Louis van Gaal revealed the Manchester United striker only suffered a "minor" ankle injury against Southampton last weekend.

    If Van Persie is ruled out, either Radamel Falcao or James Wilson is likely to come into the starting XI.

    Defenders Rafael (cheekbone) and Marcos Rojo (thigh) are in contention after recovering from their respective injuries but wing-back Ashley Young is unavailable because of a hamstring problem.

    Van Gaal has ordered Falcao to show him why he deserves a future at Manchester United.

    United were hailed as the big winners on deadline day last September when they beat at host of their rivals to sign Falcao on a B£6million loan deal from Monaco.

    United chartered a private jet to fly the coveted striker over from the principality and the two-time Ballon d'Or nominee was given a standing ovation and a loud roar from the United fans when he made his debut against QPR.

    Going into the reverse fixture this weekend, the tables have turned somewhat.

    To the bemusement of many fans, a fully-fit Falcao was left out of the squad for last week's 1-0 defeat against Southampton, with Van Gaal preferring to put three centre-backs and 19-year-old James Wilson on the bench instead.

    Van Gaal stands by his decision and at a frosty press conference on Friday warned Falcao he still has to demonstrate he is worth more game time, and a permanent move to Old Trafford.

    ''He has to prove himself, that we have agreed," said the United manager, who has the option to buy the striker for B£43.5million at the end of the season.

    "We have made this deal and everything is clear and it is not the end of the year so he has the chance for that."

    In 2013 Monaco paid no less than B£50million to sign the striker, who is reported to be on around B£280,000 a week at Old Trafford.

    Van Gaal could not care less about how much the player is worth though.

    ''If a player costs B£95million or B£5,000 it's not any difference for me," the Dutchman said.

    ''You have to prove yourself. A player of B£95million has to prove himself also.''

    91'+5

    Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Manchester United 2.

    91'+4

    Substitution, Manchester United. Ander Herrera replaces Ángel Di María.

    91'+3

    0 - 2

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Manchester United 2. James Wilson (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

    91'+3

    Attempt saved. James Wilson (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María.

    91'+3

    Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 94'

    91'+2

    Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 93'

    91'+2

    Foul by Falcao (Manchester United).

    91'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David de Gea.

    91'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 91'

    90'

    Attempt saved. Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross.

    90'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 90'

    90'

    Attempt blocked. Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    90'

    Attempt missed. Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.

    90'

    Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 90'

    89'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 89'

    89'

    Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Steven Caulker tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.

    89'

    Niko Kranjcar (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 89'

    88'

    Hand ball by Michael Carrick (Manchester United).

    88'

    Attempt blocked. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marouane Fellaini.

    88'

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 88'

    88'

    Michael Carrick (Manchester United) Free Kick at 88'

    88'

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

    86'

    Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.

    86'

    Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 86'

    86'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 86'

    84'

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) Throw In at 84'

    84'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 84'

    84'

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 84'

    83'

    Foul by Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

    83'

    Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

    83'

    Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Free Kick at 83'

    82'

    Clint Hill

    82'

    Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

    82'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 82'

    81'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 81'

    81'

    Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Carrick.

    81'

    Michael Carrick (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 81'

    81'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 81'

    80'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 80'

    80'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 80'

    80'

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Kranjcar replaces Bobby Zamora.

    78'

    Foul by Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers).

    78'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 77'

    77'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 77'

    74'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Free Kick at 74'

    73'

    Foul by Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers).

    73'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 73'

    73'

    Attempt missed. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adel Taarabt.

    73'

    Adel Taarabt (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 73'

    71'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 71'

    70'

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Adel Taarabt replaces Leroy Fer.

    69'

    Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 69'

    68'

    Marcos Rojo

    68'

    Foul by Marcos Rojo (Manchester United).

    68'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 68'

    68'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 68'

    67'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 67'

    67'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    66'

    Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

    65'

    Attempt blocked. Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karl Henry.

    65'

    Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 65'

    65'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 65'

    65'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 65'

    65'

    Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 65'

    64'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 64'

    64'

    Attempt saved. Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

    64'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 64'

    63'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 63'

    62'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 62'

    62'

    Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 62'

    62'

    Foul by Michael Carrick (Manchester United).

    60'

    Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

    60'

    Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) Free Kick at 60'

    60'

    Mauricio Isla

    59'

    Foul by Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers).

    58'

    0 - 1

    Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Manchester United 1. Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Antonio Valencia.

    58'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 58'

    57'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 57'

    57'

    Substitution, Manchester United. James Wilson replaces Jonny Evans.

    56'

    Attempt saved. Falcao (Manchester United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a cross.

    56'

    Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 56'

    55'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Daley Blind.

    55'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 55'

    55'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 55'

    55'

    Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    53'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 53'

    53'

    Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    53'

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 53'

    52'

    Offside, Manchester United. Antonio Valencia tries a through ball, but Falcao is caught offside.

    51'

    Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joey Barton with a cross following a set piece situation.

    51'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 51'

    51'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 51'

    50'

    Foul by Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United).

    49'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 49'

    48'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 48'

    48'

    Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 48'

    47'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 47'

    46'

    Start 2nd Half

    46'

    Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Steven Caulker replaces Richard Dunne because of an injury.

    46'

    Substitution, Manchester United. Marouane Fellaini replaces Juan Mata.

    46'+2

    First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Manchester United 0.

    46'+1

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 47'

    46'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 46'

    46'

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 46'

    45'

    Juan Mata

    45'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    45'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 45'

    45'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 45'

    44'

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Richard Dunne.

    44'

    Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 44'

    44'

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.

    44'

    Ángel Di María (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 44'

    42'

    Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) Free Kick at 42'

    41'

    Joey Barton

    41'

    Jonny Evans (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    40'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 40'

    37'

    Jonathan Evans (Manchester United) Throw In at 37'

    36'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 36'

    36'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 36'

    35'

    Jonathan Evans (Manchester United) Free Kick at 35'

    35'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    35'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 35'

    34'

    Attempt blocked. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

    34'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 34'

    34'

    Foul by Daley Blind (Manchester United).

    34'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 34'

    33'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 33'

    33'

    Michael Carrick (Manchester United) Free Kick at 33'

    33'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

    32'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 32'

    31'

    Attempt missed. Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

    31'

    Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David de Gea.

    31'

    Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) Corner Kick at 31'

    31'

    Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joey Barton.

    31'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 31'

    30'

    Joey Barton (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 30'

    30'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 30'

    30'

    Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 30'

    29'

    Radamel Falcao (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 29'

    29'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 29'

    29'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 29'

    28'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 28'

    28'

    David De Gea (Manchester United) Free Kick at 28'

    27'

    Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

    27'

    Robert Green (Queens Park Rangers) Free Kick at 27'

    27'

    Offside, Manchester United. Falcao tries a through ball, but Ángel Di María is caught offside.

    24'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 24'

    24'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Blocked Pass at 24'

    23'

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leroy Fer.

    23'

    Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 23'

    22'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 22'

    22'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 22'

    21'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 21'

    20'

    Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

    20'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 20'

    20'

    Attempt saved. Charlie Austin (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

    20'

    Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 19'

    19'

    Attempt missed. Eduardo Vargas (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bobby Zamora with a headed pass.

    19'

    Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 19'

    19'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 19'

    18'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 18'

    17'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 17'

    15'

    Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) Throw In at 15'

    14'

    Clint Hill (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 14'

    13'

    Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Robert Green.

    13'

    Radamel Falcao (Manchester United) Corner Kick at 13'

    13'

    Attempt saved. Falcao (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

    13'

    Attempt saved. Falcao (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juan Mata with a through ball.

    13'

    Juan Mata (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 13'

    12'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 12'

    11'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Throw In at 11'

    10'

    Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bobby Zamora.

    10'

    Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) Assists Shot at 10'

    10'

    Attempt saved. Michael Carrick (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

    10'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 10'

    9'

    Attempt missed. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

    9'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Assists Shot at 9'

    8'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 8'

    7'

    Daley Blind (Manchester United) Throw In at 7'

    6'

    Attempt missed. Bobby Zamora (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

    5'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Free Kick at 5'

    5'

    Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

    5'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 5'

    3'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 3'

    2'

    Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 2'

    2'

    Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) Free Kick at 2'

    1'

    Foul by Richard Dunne (Queens Park Rangers).

    1'

    Marcos Rojo (Manchester United) Blocked Pass at 1'

    1'

    Mauricio Isla (Queens Park Rangers) Throw In at 1'

    1'

    Kickoff

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    Possession

    38%
    62%
    • Queens Park Rangers
    • Manchester United

    Shots

    18
    12

    Shots on target

    4
    7

    Fouls

    12
    10

    Corners

    3
    3

    Yellow Cards

    3
    2

    Red Cards

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    Head to Head

    QPR0 - 2Man United
    Man United4 - 0QPR
    QPR0 - 2Man United
    Man United3 - 1QPR
    Man United2 - 0QPR
    QPR0 - 2Man United

    QPR

    • 1Robert Green
    • 6Clint Hill
    • 15Nedum Onuoha
    • 22Richard Dunne
    • -> Steven Caulker
    • 14Mauricio Isla
    • 10Leroy Fer
    • -> Adel Taarabt
    • 24Eduardo Vargas
    • 25Bobby Zamora
    • -> Niko Kranjcar
    • 9Charlie Austin
    • 8Joey Barton
    • 20Karl Henry
    • Subs
    • 29Mauro Zárate
    • 12Alex McCarthy
    • 5Rio Ferdinand
    • 23David Hoilett

    Man United

    • 1David De Gea
    • 5Marcos Rojo
    • 4Phil Jones
    • 6Jonathan Evans
    • -> James Wilson
    • 25Antonio Valencia
    • 8Juan Mata
    • -> Marouane Fellaini
    • 16Michael Carrick
    • 10Wayne Rooney
    • 17Daley Blind
    • 7Ángel Di María
    • -> Ander Herrera
    • 9Radamel Falcao
    • Subs
    • 12Chris Smalling
    • 32Victor Valdés
    • 33Patrick McNair
    • 11Adnan Januzaj

    Manchester United battle for victory over Harry Redknapp's QPR

    Manchester United laboured to a third away league win of the season as they saw off QPR to strengthen the case any potential insider has on ousting manager Harry Redknapp.

    Marouane Fellaini came off the bench at half-time to score the opening goal of a poor-quality 2-0 win, with fellow substitute James Wilson wrapping things up with his first of the campaign with the last kick.

    This was just United's third win away from Old Trafford in the Premier League this season as Louis van Gaal's expensively-assembled strike-force again flattered to deceive.

    Having told Radamel Falcao he still needed to prove himself, the Monaco loanee missed the best two chances of the game before Fellaini spared his blushes - moving level with the Colombian on three goals for the season.

    QPR had their own chances as January player of the month Charlie Austin brought the best out of United goalkeeper David De Gea but Rangers remain 19th in the table and have now gone five league games without a win.

    His counterpart did not have the most comfortable of afternoons in the away dugout and there were signs of the first grumblings of discontent from United's travelling contingent as a number implored Van Gaal to ditch his system and change to 4-4-2.

    The introduction of Wilson on 57 minutes allowed the Dutchman to alter to a 4-4-2 with a diamond in midfield and, less than a minute later, Fellaini hammered them in front - and Van Gaal's name was once again being toasted by his fans - with Wilson adding the gloss deep into stoppage time.

    Before that, everyone at Loftus Road had witnessed a first half was bereft of quality as both sides wasted possession and struggled to sustain any periods of sustained pressure.

    Juan Mata, usually so assured on the ball, misplaced a pass to Bobby Zamora - who attempted an audacious effort to lift the ball over De Gea but could not hit the target.

    Falcao had a golden opportunity to break the deadlock was played in by Mata and found himself free inside the area but shot straight at Robert Green before seeing his more difficult follow-up also kept out by the QPR goalkeeper.

    If Falcao is low on confidence, his opposite number is at the other end of the scale and Austin had two great efforts in his attempt to put Redknapp's side in front.

    His first chance came after Zamora had robbed Jonny Evans of the ball in the channel and fed in Austin, who shot was well saved by De Gea.

    And the in-form Spain goalkeeper was on hand to again frustrate Austin, tipping over a sweetly-struck half-volley on the 30-minute mark.

    Mata was withdrawn at the interval as Van Gaal as Fellaini replaced his more diminutive team-mate, while QPR were also forced into a change as Steven Caulker replaced Dunne at the back.

    The second half started in much the same way and Leroy Fer was guilty of missing the best chance since the interval as he headed a Joey Barton free-kick wide when under little pressure.

    Falcao came the close to breaking the deadlock as he peeled off the QPR defence to meet Antonio Valencia's deep cross but again Green was equal to his header.

    But United did take the lead moments later as Rooney picked out Valencia, whose loose ball into the box was controlled by Fellaini before the Belgian lashed home.

    Redknapp's men tried to react immediately but Fer struck a shot over De Gea's crossbar before Michael Carrick and the returning Marcos Rojo took each other out of the game going for the same ball - with QPR breaking forward en masse, but United's often questioned defence stood firm.

    United broke forward and Wilson's cross looked destined to be tucked away by Falcao, only for Caulker to get a despairing touch on the ball and divert it clear of the waiting forward.

    The same combination failed to double the Red Devils' advantage moments later, this time Falcao throwing himself at the young forward's cross but unable to connect.

    QPR rallied at the death but Eduardo Vargas could not beat De Gea at his near post as United made sure of the win when Wilson finished at the second attempt, having been played in by Di Maria.

    ends




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