Queens Park Rangers are in disarray—bottom of the table and the manager currently liked less than a beach ball at Anfield. Manchester United, however, are flying—just one point behind their noisy neighbors, and players such as Chicarito are in fine form, doing their utmost to prove they deserve a starting role.
On paper, United should roll Rangers over at Old Trafford pretty easily, and the betting man or woman will likely put their house on the fact that they will. But there are still some glimmers of hope that QPR can cling on to, to give them belief that they could actually beat the Red Devils.
Rangers haven't beaten Manchester United since New Year's Day in 1992—and fans remember Dennis Bailey fondly for that game. Still the last player to ever score a hat-trick against United at Old Trafford in the top flight, perhaps a new age Ranger might surprise the Manchester defense and take that accolade for themselves.
Okay, a thrashing of the Red Devils on their home turf is unlikely. But is sneaking a win that ridiculous a suggestion? Read on to find out.