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Inswinging corner taken by Wayne Rooney, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Clint Hill gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Esteban Granero by Oliveira Anderson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Esteban Granero.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Esteban Granero, clearance made by Robin van Persie.
David Hoilett takes a shot. Jonny Evans gets a block in. Corner taken by Esteban Granero, Clint Hill takes a shot. Clearance by Rafael Da Silva.
Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Jonny Evans gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Esteban Granero played to the near post, clearance made by Robin van Persie.
(QPR) makes a substitution, with Esteban Granero coming on for Alejandro Faurlin.
Wayne Rooney takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Djibril Cisse makes a clearance.
Jamie Mackie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rafael Da Silva takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Wayne Rooney, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.
Robin van Persie has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal. (Man Utd) makes a substitution, with Nick Powell coming on for Danny Welbeck.
Unfair challenge on Javier Hernandez by Clint Hill results in a free kick. Rafael Da Silva takes the direct free kick.
Danny Welbeck takes a shot. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.
Danny Welbeck is caught offside. Anton Ferdinand takes the direct free kick.
David Hoilett on for Adel Taarabt.
Javier Hernandez fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man Utd 3-1 QPR.Oliveira Anderson provided the assist for the goal.
Djibril Cisse challenges Darren Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Rio Ferdinand.
Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher scores a headed goal from close in. Man Utd 2-1 QPR.Wayne Rooney provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is delivered by Danny Welbeck.
Rafael Da Silva crosses the ball, Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.
Darren Fletcher produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Robin van Persie fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Oliveira Anderson.
Inswinging corner taken by Wayne Rooney from the left by-line, Jonny Evans scores a headed goal from close range. Man Utd 1-1 QPR.Danny Welbeck provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robin van Persie, save by Soares Julio Cesar.
Anton Ferdinand on for Armand Traore.
Corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line played to the near post.
Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Unfair challenge on Kieron Dyer by Paul Scholes results in a free kick. Darren Fletcher gets a block in. The referee cautions Paul Scholes for unsporting behaviour. Adel Taarabt shoots direct from the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane Mbia on Patrice Evra. Oliveira Anderson comes on in place of Ashley Young. Javier Hernandez is brought on as a substitute for Paul Scholes. Stephane Mbia is booked. Wayne Rooney takes the free kick.
Stephane Mbia concedes a free kick for a foul on Robin van Persie. Ashley Young takes the free kick.
Jamie Mackie finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man Utd 0-1 QPR.Assist by Kieron Dyer.
Corner taken by Kieron Dyer from the left by-line.
Djibril Cisse takes a shot. Rio Ferdinand gets a block in.
Ashley Young produces a cross, clearance by Clint Hill.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Save made by Anders Lindegaard.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.
The ball is sent over by Wayne Rooney.
Effort on goal by Wayne Rooney from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Robin van Persie crosses the ball, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt played to the near post, clearance made by Robin van Persie.
Adel Taarabt takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Robin van Persie manages to make a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Mackie. Anders Lindegaard takes the direct free kick.
Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.
Armand Traore sends in a cross, save by Anders Lindegaard.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line to the near post.
Wayne Rooney takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.
Patrice Evra takes a shot. Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.
Rafael Da Silva fouled by Adel Taarabt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robin van Persie.
Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Young. Free kick taken by Ashley Young.
Effort from the edge of the box by Ashley Young goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Danny Welbeck challenges Ryan Nelsen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar. Robin van Persie fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Scholes.
Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie from the right by-line.
The ball is swung over by Patrice Evra, Clint Hill makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Rooney by Clint Hill. Darren Fletcher takes the free kick.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Anders Lindegaard makes a save.
Close range shot by Robin van Persie goes wide of the left-hand post.
Inswinging corner taken by Robin van Persie, clearance by Armand Traore.
Robin van Persie takes a shot. Blocked by Clint Hill.
Unfair challenge on Alejandro Faurlin by Paul Scholes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.
Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt to the near post, Robin van Persie makes a clearance.
Patrice Evra delivers the ball, Jamie Mackie makes a clearance.
Jamie Mackie concedes a free kick for a foul on Rio Ferdinand. Free kick taken by Darren Fletcher.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scholes on Stephane Mbia. Direct free kick taken by Stephane Mbia.
Foul by Paul Scholes on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Kieron Dyer restarts play with the free kick.
New players caused QPR problems - Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson believes the problems at QPR can be attributed to a summer of upheaval at Loftus Road - and claimed their woes should be a lesson to everyone.
Mark Hughes finally paid the price for a run of results that leaves the Londoners adrift at the foot of the Premier League when he was axed as manager.
The only surprise was that it came just 24 hours before QPR's visit to Manchester United, when the deed could have been done much earlier.
Speaking barely 90 minutes before the announcement was made, Ferguson claimed that one of the problems was expecting too much from a squad that had been put together during the summer thanks to the addition of 11 new players, including former United midfielder Park Ji-sung and defender Fabio on loan.
"If you analyse things a little bit more closely it's probably a lesson to everyone that changing a team and bringing 11 new players in to the Premier League is not easy," said Ferguson. "But I am surprised they've only got four points.
"I didn't expect them to immediately set a blazing trail or be up at the top of the league or anything like that with 11 new players to bed in, but they've only four points and of course that creates its own headlines."
Ferguson will not let the sideshow distract his side from the task in hand as they attempt to avoid a hat-trick of defeats for the first time since 2001.
Ferguson's squad will be strengthened by the return of virtually all the senior players who missed the midweek Champions League trip to Galatasaray, including Wayne Rooney - who has recovered from tonsillitis - and Chris Smalling, who had a slight shoulder problem.
With Phil Jones making his comeback from knee surgery, Ferguson has a genuine selection decision to make in defence for the first time this season.
Meanwhile, QPR and Harry Redknapp are to begin talks "shortly" about the vacant manager's position at Loftus Road.
A spokesman for Paul Stretford's Triple S Sports and Entertainment company said: "Contact has been made between QPR and us as Harry Redknapp's representatives.
"Talks will be beginning shortly."
Hughes was sacked on Friday by the London club, who have not won a Premier League game all season.
Redknapp's name has long been linked with the managerial position at Loftus Road as Hughes continued to fail to get the best out of his big-name players at the club.
But it is understood no contact was made until after Hughes was sacked.
As well as being unable to guide QPR to a league win this season Hughes had struggled to pick up results since replacing Neil Warnock as manager back in January.
Rangers won only eight games in all competitions under the Welshman and it was reported Hughes rejected the chance to resign from his position in a meeting at the club's training ground on Monday.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes consistently came out on Twitter to back Hughes but the 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton last weekend appears to have been the final straw for the board, which released a statement confirming the end of Hughes' tenure.
The statement read: "Queens Park Rangers Football Club has today (Friday) terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes with immediate effect.
"This decision has been taken after careful consideration by the Board of Directors, following numerous meetings over the last few days.
"The Board of Directors wish to thank Mark for his commitment, hard work and dedication in his 10 months in charge. Mark has shown integrity and professionalism throughout his time here, but ultimately the circumstances we find ourselves in have left the Board of Directors with very little choice but to make a change."
The sacking comes just 24 hours before QPR's trip to face United and the board seem to have acted quickly in contacting former Tottenham boss Redknapp to replace Hughes, something they stressed was of importance.
"The Board will now be working actively to put a new managerial structure in place as soon as possible," the statement continued.
"Mark Bowen and Eddie Niedzwiecki will take charge of the R's trip to Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
"The club will be making a further announcement in due course."
When asked by the BBC whether he will be a guest of the club at QPR, Redknapp said only: "We will have to wait and see."
QPR captain Park Ji-sung (knee) remains a doubt for the clash with his former club.
Stephane Mbia is back after serving a three-match ban but strikers Bobby Zamora (hip) and Andrew Johnson (knee) are out and on-loan defender Fabio cannot feature against his parent club.
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