Predicted QPR and Manchester United line-ups: Zarate and Falcao to start

Match between Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United to be played on Saturday 17th January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Loftus Road Stadium, London.

Manchester United take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday, with Louis van Gaal’s side looking to put the shock defeat to Southampton behind them.

That match saw United fail to have a shot on target at home in the league for the first time since 2009 and QPR will be wary of the visitors making up for that in emphatic style this weekend.

Harry Redknapp’s side have needs of their own, as they look to climb out of the Premier League’s relegation zone following their 2-1 defeat away to Burnley last time out.

United are currently fourth in the Premier League while QPR are 19th and below we take a look at the issues both managers have to face in the build up to the latest encounter.

QPR injury concerns: Yun Suk-young remains a serious doubt for this match and Rio Ferdinand is struggling with a groin injury.

QPR absences: Alejandro Faurlin and Sandro are long-term absentees.

United injury concerns: Robin van Persie has an ankle injury but has a 75 per cent chance of featuring, while Rafael is expected to overcome a knock. Fellow defender Marcos Rojo has less chance of recovering from a thigh injury.

United absences: Ashley Young is side-lined due to a muscle injury

Predicted starting line-ups:

QPR – Green, Isla, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Vargas, Henry, Barton, Fer, Zarate, Austin

United – De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Evans, Blind, Shaw, Carrick, Mata, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao

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