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15/12/2011 12:02 , Adam Marshall
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QPR v United preview

United aim to go top of the table to increase the pressure on Manchester City...

Date, time, and coverage
Sunday 18 December, 12:00 GMT kick-off. Follow it live on ManUtd.com with text and radio commentary, watch it live (in the UK) on ESPN or in full on MUTV from 23:00 Sunday. Video highlights on MUTV Online from 23:00.

Form guide
The Reds' 4-1 demolition of Wolves was the perfect response to the Champions League exit at the hands of Basel. The champions are now unbeaten in six Barclays Premier League outings since the derby-day defeat and can go top of the table ahead of Manchester City's home clash with Arsenal later on Sunday afternoon. Neil Warnock's QPR  have won two of their last six fixtures since the hard-earned victory over London rivals Chelsea in October. A run of one point from the last three games may not sound too impressive but a narrow 1-0 defeat at Liverpool last time out was another illustration of how difficult Rangers can be to play against.

Ins and outs
Darren Fletcher's absence through illness adds to the headaches for Sir Alex. Tom Cleverley, Anderson, the Da Silva twins, Michael Owen, Nemanja Vidic and Javier Hernandez are also expected to miss out. Dimitar Berbatov is also rated doubtful. Warnock has a dilemma in goal as to whether to recall first-choice Paddy Kenny, if he proves his fitness, or to continue with in-form Radek Cerny. Anton Ferdinand and DJ Campbell are hoping to be fit enough to push for a place but Adel Taarabt could still be unavailable. Top scorer Heidur Helguson should be fine after sitting out the Liverpool defeat with a groin problem.

Last meeting
The Reds won 1-0 in a Carling Cup tie against the West Londoners in November, 2008

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