Queens Park Rangers vs. Manchester United: Preview and TV schedule

Laurence Griffiths

The best that the Premier League as to offer at the moment travels to face the worst the Premier League has to offer at the moment. To some that might even sound interesting.

Dealing with opposites can be fun, I mean who doesn't love playing with two magnets and trying to force them together?Seriously, you can sit around for hours just being mystified by the fact that two inanimate objects can be forcibly repelled by scientific fact that basically looks like magic. There's a point to this and I'll get there now.

Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United are basically two magnetic forces pushing against one another this weekend expect instead of two equally powerful forces pushing against each other, it's one big magnet repelling a tiny little weak one into outer space...or at least it should be.

I'm gonna stop because this is probably not making sense.

United have opened up a massive 15 point advantage at the top of the table while QPR have opened a massive nine point advantage between themselves and avoiding relegation. Obviously that's not a good thing and that gap probably won't improve this weekend. That's not to say that QPR don't have a chance, they've done very well this season getting draws against much better teams so you never know.

With the exception of Wayne Rooney and a couple other injuries, Alex Ferguson has nearly everyone healthy and available for selection. There's also no mid-week game to worry about so why no unleash the hounds and try to out due their 3-1 victory in the first meeting between these teams back in November.

Queen Parks Rangers injuries and suspensions

Out: Andrew Johnson (knee), Fabio (ineligible), Loïc Rémy (groin). In doubt: Junior Hoilett (hamstring), Julio Cesar (groin), Jose Bosingwa (back).

Manchester United injuries and suspensions

Out: Darren Fletcher (ulcerative colitis), Paul Scholes (knee), Phil Jones (ankle). In Doubt: Wayne Rooney (sinus problem).

Fabio is on loan from United so he can't play. Junior Holiett and Julio Cesar are both expected to be available for selection for Harry Redknapp. United will be without Wayne Rooney who is dealing with a sinus problem, he'll be joined out by Phil Jones and Paul Scholes.

Match Date/Time: 3 p.m. local, 10:00 a.m. ET

Venue: Loftus Road, London, England

TV: FOX Soccer, FOX Deportes (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada)

Online: FOX Soccer 2 Go (U.S. Delayed)

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