Queens Park Rangers may have bounced back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, but they are once again many football followers’ favourites to suffer relegation.
Much of it has to do with the fact that the promoted teams are also said to be the favourites to go down to the Championship.
But Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that QPR will survive in the English top flight due to the experience of their manager Harry Redknapp.
‘The three promoted teams haven’t started that great, but you have to look at Harry Redknapp’s experience because it might prove important for QPR over the season’, the former England international defender told Sky Sports.
‘They haven’t started brilliantly but he’s brought a few players in now. They have to improve but Harry has got such fantastic experience in the Premier League of keeping teams up. I’m sure it’s going to be a difficult season for them but with the experience you’d like to think they can pull something off’.
QPR are currently in 12th position in the league table, but that does not mean much when one considers that only three rounds of matches have been played so far.
The London outfit kicked off their 2014-15 Premier League campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Hull City at Loftus Road and were hammered 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur in their next game.
Then came a humiliating 1-0 away loss to League Two outfit Burton Albion in the second round of the League Cup, but a 1-0 home win against Sunderland just before the two-week international break must have given the QPR team a boost of confidence.
However, Rangers will not find it easy on Sunday when they return to Premier League action with a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United.
Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind and Angel di Maria all are expected to start for the Red Devils, as are Wayne Rooney and Ander Herrera, meaning that QPR will be huge underdogs.
But hope spring eternal. In Harry Redknapp, the R’s have a manager who knows the Premier League inside out and who can spring a surprise, even at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’.