MANCHESTER (SportingAlert.com) — Manchester United have handed debuts to Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind, but Radamel Falcao is on the bench for today’s English Premier League clash with QPR at Old Trafford.
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Manager Louis van Gaal makes four changes to the side which drew 0-0 with Burnley before the international break, with defender Rojo, who finally got his work permit, and midfielder Blind both start the game.
Blind will join Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera in the midfield, while Rojo plays alongside Jonny Evans, the fit-again Rafael and Tyler Blackett in the backline.
However, deadline day signing Falcao and England left-back Luke Shaw are both on the bench, with Van Gaal starting Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie in his attack.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is amongst the starters today for QPR, as he makes an emotional trip back to Old Trafford.
QPR also handed a debut to deadline day capture Sandro, with the returning Niko Kranjcar in the team as well, following his second stint with club.
Manchester United are yet to win a game this season, but Van Gaal says his team is not ready to kick-start its campaign.
Manchester United team: De Gea; Evans, Rojo, Blackett, Rafael, Herrera, Di Maria, Blind; Mata, Rooney, Van Persie. Subs: Lindegaard, Shaw, Fletcher, Januzaj, Valencia, A Pereira, Falcao.
QPR team: Green, Isla, Ferdinand, Caulker, Hill, Kranjcar, Sandro, Fer, Phillips, Austin, Hoilett. Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Onuoha, Henry, Vargas, Zamora, Taarabt.
Match Officials: Phil Dowd is the referee, with Peter Kirkup and Scott Ledger as his assistants, and Andre Marriner the fourth official.