first_imgQPR got men behind the ball and kept Manchester United at bay in the opening 20 minutes.Rio Ferdinand, playing against the club he spent 12 years with, was given a rousing reception by the home fans and was presented with a special trinket by United legend Sir Bobby Charlton just before kick-off.But Ferdinand and the rest of the visiting defence were soon under pressure as United, full of optimism after a number of eye-catching signings, made a predictably high-tempo start to the game.Former Chelsea man Juan Mata fired over the Rangers bar after being found by Ander Hererra, but otherwise Harry Redknapp’s side kept their shape well and keeper Rob Green has so far not had a shot to save.The R’s are without midfielders Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch at Old Trafford, where Sandro is making his debut and Niko Kranjcar is making his first appearance since returning on loan.Barton had been expected to recover from a hamstring injury in time to play, while Mutch has also been nursing a knock.For United, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind are making their debuts, while fellow new signing Radamel Falcao is on the bench. Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Rojo, Blackett, Blind, Herrera, Mata, Di Maria, Rooney, van PersieSubs: Lindegaard, Shaw, Fletcher, Januzaj, Valencia, A Pereira, Falcao QPR: Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill; Sandro, Kranjcar, Fer; Phillips, Hoilett; Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Zamora, Onuoha, Taarabt, Henry, Vargas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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