QPR vs Manchester United team news: Radamel Falcao replaces injured Robin van Persie as Daley Blind starts at wing-back

QPR change two as harry Redknapp seeks to save his job at Loftus Road

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has recalled striker Radamel Falcao for the Premier League trip to Queens Park Rangers after Robin van Persie was ruled out with an ankle injury.

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Van Persie limped out of last week’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton that ended United’s run of 10-games unbeaten, with Van Gaal’s side failing to register a single shot on target. He recalls the Colombian forward in an attempt to address that, with captain Wayne Rooney set to sit just behind him alongside Angel Di Maria and Juan Mata.

Marcus Rojo comes in for the injured Luke Shaw to partner Phil Jones and Jonny Evans in a back-three that will be flanked by Antonio Valencia and Daley Blind, while Michael Carrick completes the midfield.


QPR are looking to win their first match in six that has sparked talk of manager Harry Redknapp’s dismissal if they lose today. He makes two changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Burnley with Nedum Onouha replacing Steven Caulker in defence and Bobby Zamora coming into the attack at the expense of Adel Taarabt, meaning Eduardo Vargas drops back into midfield.

Blind remains in the left wing-back role


QPR: Green, Isla, Dunne, Onouha, Hill, Vargas, Barton, Henry, Fer, Austin, Zamora.

Subs: McCarthy. Caulker, Ferdinand, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Taarabt, Zarate.

Manchester United: De Gea, Jones, Evans, Rojo, Valencia, Carrick, Mata, Blind, Rooney, Di Maria, Falcao.

Subs: Valdes, Smalling, McNair, Januzaj, Herrera, Fellaini, Wilson.