MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson made two changes to his starting line-up from the last outing for the Barclays Premier League clash against QPR at Old Trafford.
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Manchester United can go eight points clear at the top by beating the visitors, which would put more pressure on arch rivals Manchester City, who place Arsenal later.
Ashley Young, a scorer in the win over Blackburn Rovers last week and Danny Welbeck come in as replacements for Phil Jones and Javier Hernandez.
Wayne Rooney Antonio Valencia and Paul Scholes are also amongst the starters.
Meanwhile, QPR manager Mark Hughes left Joey Barton and Bobby Zamora on the bench for the early clash.
Manchester United vs QPR
Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Valencia, Scholes, Carrick, Young, Rooney, Welbeck
Subs: Amos, Jones, Giggs, Park, Hernandez, Cleverley, Pogba
QPR: Kenny, Onuoha, Ferdinand, Hill, Taiwo, Diakite, Derry, Mackie, Taarabt, Buzsaky, Bothroyd
Subs: Cerny, Gabbidon, Campbell, Young, Smith, Wright-Phillips, Zamora
Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)