Manchester United saw their unbeaten streak come to an end as they lost 1-0 at home to Southampton. Southampton had lost to United earlier when they were the better team and this time around they ensured they got all 3 points from Old Trafford. United might have dominated possession but there was nothing much to show in front of goal.
Radamel Falcao wasn’t even in the first team and Angel Di Maria had an absolute stinker of a game. United now sit in 4th position and face a tricky tie as they travel to London to take on QPR. QPR have got all their points this season from Loftus Road and will be looking to gain a few more points as they try to stay afloat in the Premier League.
An exciting game is on the cards and we look at the 3 key battles which could decide the destiny of the points in this game.
1. Charlie Austin vs. The United defence
One of the inform strikers in the Premier League, Charlie Austin has been an absolute beast for QPR and they would have had no chance of survival had he not been playing the way he has. Austin has scored 13 goals in just 19 appearances in the Premier League this season and he will look to have a go at a United defence which really hasn’t been at its best since the start of the season.
If Austin gets a goal at the start of the game, they could make it 2 or 3 if they play their cards right. United have to be careful when dealing with the tricky striker.