Manchester United VS QPR Club Friendly LIVE Football Score 24 Jul 2021
Manchester United will continue their preparations for the start of the 2021-22 campaign with a pre-season clash against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils recorded a 2-1 win over Derby County in their first friendly of the summer, while QPR were last in action against Portsmouth on July 7, recording a 2-1 victory in the behind-closed-doors clash. QPR started their preparations for next season with a 2-1 win over Portsmouth on July 7, with Marco Ramkilde and Olamide Shodipo on the scoresheet for the Championship outfit.
The R’s were due to take on Gillingham on July 16 in their second pre-season contest, but a coronavirus outbreak in the Gillingham camp meant that the fixture had to be postponed. As a result, it has been a long time since QPR were last in action, but they will have a busy end to the month, taking on Man United, Cambridge United and Leicester City in quick succession.
Mark Warburton’s side will then open their 2021-22 Championship campaign at home to Millwall on August 7, and there are expected to be more new faces through the door in the coming weeks. That said, it has already been a busy summer window, with Andre Dozzell, Charlie Austin, Jordan Archer and Sam Field among those to make the move to Loftus Road since the end of last season.
Manchester United will travel to Loftus Road to face Queens Park Rangers in their second pre-season friendly. Manchester United’s youngsters put on a good show against Derby County last weekend in what was their pre-season opener. The Red Devils won the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Tahith Chong and Facundo Pellistri. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put the occasion to good use testing out as many as 23 players to make sure everyone had sufficient minutes under their belt. This will be the first meeting between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers since January 2015.
Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers will be hoping that they can stake a claim for a playoff spot in the 2021-22 season. QPR beat Portsmouth 2-1 in a friendly two weeks ago. They will have their work cut out against a formidable Manchester United side that is still without some of their star players. The result won’t matter much to either side but Mark Warburton will be hoping that matches such as these can really help with QPR’s pre-season preparations. Queens Park Rangers will play two more friendlies, against Cambridge United and Leicester City, before they kick off their new Championship season against Milwall.
United used 23 players in that match, making nine changes at half-time, two more on 60 minutes, and another with 12 to go. With 27 players on the club’s training camp this week, expect plenty of changes in this game too, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to give players the minutes they need to get fit.
What United could do differently this time is pick a first team and play them for a full hour before making multiple changes. With this in mind, which 11 players should United be looking to select?
As good as Tahith Chong was in the first game, he is heading out on loan and United should be looking to prioritise other players, for instance. Likewise, why should Andreas Pereira get prominent minutes at the expense of a younger player when he has little future at the club?