Both teams will enter Saturday with two-game losing streaks, as Man U dropped their Champions League match in Turkey Tuesday night against Galatasaray. The 1-0 final was decided on a header from Burak Yilmaz in the 53rd minute.
The Reds also lost another one-goal match to Norwich City on Saturday.
QPR, on the other hand, is winless in Premier League competition thus far. The last place Rangers were even held down against 19th-seeded Southampton this past week in a 3-1 loss.
No help for QPR this Saturday as they must travel to Manchester to take on second-place United.
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, England
When: Saturday, November 24, 10:00 a.m. EST
TV: Fox Soccer
QPR: Can they upset the high-scoring Red Devils?
Some fleeting hope here for QPR.
When they met in August, QPR played Norwich City to a 1-1 draw. A week ago, Norwich City (with a sub-nine point differential) managed to shutout Man U. Norwich, however, has been successful of late, undefeated with three wins in their last five matches.
The matchup was one of Man U’s few missteps this year and even their loss to Galatasaray this week came while working out some of the team’s youth.
Manchester United: Will we continue to see youth this week?
With just three Premier League losses and their positioning set in the Champions League, Man U has taken this advantage to exercise younger players recently.
Shy of 19-years-old, Nick Powell managed three shots Tuesday night before being subbed for.
Just a point shy of Manchester City in the standings, against a week QPR squad I would expect to see the same kind of work given to young players once more.
Of course, there is always the safety valve of experience in Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney to fall back on.
United rebounds from their losses this week by routing QPR 3-0.