Sub-plots: Ji-Sung Park could face United for the first time since moving to Loftus Road in the summer. The South Korean was a firm fans’ favourite at Old Trafford and should be well received by the Red Army, should he feature on Saturday.
Whistle-blower: Manchester-based official Anthony Taylor will referee Saturday’s match in West London. This season, he has distributed 64 yellow cards and six red in 26 matches.
Rivals watch: Arsenal host Aston Villa on Saturday before Manchester City take on Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.