You have to go back to the 1995/6 season to find the last time that these teams played each other in a league encounter. It was the campaign that saw Queens Park Rangers relegated from the Premier League and it has taken them a long time to work their way back into the big time.
Neil Warnock is the man that has helped to transform their fortunes after the Hoops led the Championship from start to finish last term and they are making a decent fist of things as the west London side attempt to remain among the big boys.
It helps when you have money to buy players such as Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Jay Bothroyd, although just one point has been taken from the last three which leaves QPR looking over their shoulders going into the Christmas period.
What confidence a victory would bring against the English champions and bet365 (£200 free bets) offer 13/2 that Loftus Road is bouncing come the final whistle, something which probably shouldn’t be such a long shot. After all, Rangers should really have at least drawn with Manchester City and have beaten Chelsea 1-0.
The Red Devils are unbeaten on the road thus far, although the absence of Nemanja Vidic might be sorely felt over the next few weeks, with William Hill (£25 free betting) offering 1/2 that it matters not and that Sir Alex Ferguson’s side go top of the Premier League.
Last weekend’s 4-1 win over Wolves was the first time that United have scored more than two goals in the Premier League since 18 September, so we shouldn’t expect them to score too many times in this game and perhaps Nani will be the man to nick a goal given his propensity to shoot from anywhere.