QPR boss: Chelsea win proves we can beat Manchester United

07:30 22 February 2013

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp

PA Wire/Press Association Images

QPR manager Harry Redknapp believes his side have a chance of beating Manchester United when they face the Premier League leaders on Saturday.

Rangers go into the game seven points adrift of safety and on the back of a 4-1 defeat to Swansea.

All signs point to a comfortable win for the Red Devils, but the Rs have produced some shock results this season.

They are yet to concede a Premier League goal at Loftus Road in 2013, playing out 0-0 draws against Norwich as well as high-flying Tottenham and Manchester City.

QPR also picked up a surprise win away at Chelsea on January 2 and Redknapp is hoping to harness that spirit going into the game with United.

“Every game is the same,” Redknapp said. “You can’t predict results.

“We’re playing Chelsea away on the back of being smashed to pieces by Liverpool.

“What’s the score going to be [for that game]? You’d have gone 3-0, 4-0 [to Chelsea] probably.

“We ended up winning 1-0 and I was as surprised as you were so let’s be honest it was a major shock.

“We came back home against Tottenham. They were beating everybody away from home and had scored in every away game.

“They didn’t score against us – we drew 0-0.

“[We then had] Man City at home. [They are the] Champions [and we picked up] another great point.

“West Ham away [was a] tough place to go – we go there, get a point and we were winning until late in the game.

“You can’t predict results. It’s impossible. Who knows what can happen?

“Can we beat Man United next week? You don’t know do you?”

Were QPR to beat the Champions-elect, who have a 12-point lead at the summit of the Premier League, it would be flying in the face of history.

Redknapp has had rare victories against Manchester United in the league, winning twice, drawing eight times and losing on 22 occasions.

His main successes against the Red Devils have come in the FA Cup, knocking United out with Portsmouth, West Ham and Bournemouth making his overall record stand at five wins, nine draws and 31 defeats, with two of those losses coming after a penalty shoot-out.

Redknapp has also been a scourge of Sir Alex Ferguson as the Hammers held Manchester United to a 2-2 draw in 1995, a result that handed the Premier League title to Blackburn.

The R’s boss last tasted victory over United in a league game in 2007 with Portsmouth, before winning a year later at Old Trafford in the FA Cup.

QPR last tasted success over the Red Devils on New Year’s Day 1992, winning 4-1 at Old Trafford with Dennis Bailey bagging a memorable hat-trick.

Their last triumph at Loftus Road came in 1989 where they beat Ferguson’s men by three goals to two.

Rangers will need to hope that they can overcome history as defeat will leave them facing a mountain to climb in the league.

Related articles

Live Blog Transfer Window Aftermath

 

Latest Stories

The woman was attacked in a house in Hatherley Road, Walthamstow (Picture: Google Streetview)

A woman was stabbed in the neck and a six-year-old child injured after they were attacked at a house in Walthamstow in broad daylight.

Read more
07:49
Boris Johnson is angry his plans for a new airport in the Thames estuary have been rejected (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has reacted angrily to the decision by the Airports Commission to reject plans for ‘Boris Island’, accusing its author Sir Howard Davies of setting the debate on aviation expansion back by half a century.

Read more
We are not amused: The Queen gets snapped by a young well-wisher in Belfast (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid - Pool/Getty Images)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not a fan of smartphones, it has emerged.

Read more

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Match Reports

TOP STORIES

Quizzes

How much do you really know about QPR legends like Les Ferdinand? Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Test your knowledge of QPR’s greatest players with our fantastic legends quiz.

Read more
Guess the managers quiz

The managerial merry-go-round spins quickly these days so do you think you’ve got the knowledge to recognise the faces of all these football bosses?

Read more
Croatia's Daniel Prajnic, France's Paul Pogba and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo... three hair-raising World Cup stars (Picture: Archant/Getty)

The World Cup is a showcase of fantastic football... and terrible hairstyles. Try this quiz and test your knowledge of the wackiest barnets in Brazil.

Read more
Which London club play their home games at this stadium...? (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Do you fancy yourself as a football ground buff? Test your stadium knowledge with this brilliant quiz.

Read more

QPR Transfer News

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Sandro (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Brazilian midfielder Sandro expressed his thanks to Tottenham supporters after sealing his deadline day move to QPR.

Read more
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Fabio Borini spent time on loan at Sunderland last season (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has defended himself against accusations he has wildly unrealistic expectations after turning down two moves during the transfer window.

Read more
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Follow the latest transfer news and gossip with London24

The summer transfer window is over for another year with every club making deals right up to last night’s 11pm deadline.

Read more
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
England's Danny Welbeck moved to Arsenal in a £16million deal. Picture: PA Wire

Premier League clubs smashed the record for transfer spending by splashing out £835million on new players this summer. Here, we provide a club-by-club rundown of all the ins and outs.

Read more