Saturday 10 December 1994
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 2
(Ferdinand 23, 65)
MANCHESTER UNITED 3
(Scholes 34, 47; Keane 44)
United: Walsh; G Neville (Gillespie 80), Bruce, Pallister, Irwin; Kanchelskis, Keane, Ince, Davies; Scholes (Butt 73), McClair.
United visit Loftus Road on Sunday hoping to record a first Premier League triumph over Queens Park Rangers in 17 years.
The Reds last won at the Hoops' ground in 1994 when a dramatic 3-2 win in the capital moved Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to within one point of then league leaders Blackburn Rovers.
Les Ferdinand fired QPR into a shock lead with a goal of the season contender before Paul Scholes and Roy Keane edged the Reds in front by half-time. Scholes' second header made it 3-1 to the Reds just after the break and although Ferdinand reduced the deficit by completing a double of his own, United held on to claim all three points.
After the match, Sir Alex paid tribute the Reds’ young number 18 following a virtuoso display up-front in the absence of Mark Hughes. “As for Paul Scholes, what can I say? He has a superb scoring record and has a brilliant grasp of the game.”