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Redknapp hopeful of United upset

February 19, 2013
By ESPN staff

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp remains optimistic that his struggling side could pick up a surprise result against Premier League leaders Manchester United this weekend.

Harry Redknapp twice finished fourth in the Premier League as Tottenham boss
GettyImagesHarry Redknapp believes QPR will be relegated if they do not improve their away record

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QPR face United at Loftus Road on Saturday with the club bottom of the table and seven points adrift of safety following their 4-1 loss against Swansea City.

Redknapp, though, is hopeful of securing a positive result, with the Englishman highlighting January's unlikely win at Chelsea and also the draws achieved versus Tottenham and Manchester City.

"You can't predict results," Redknapp told the Fulham Chronicle. "We're playing Chelsea away on the back of being smashed to pieces by Liverpool. What's the score going to be you might ask? 3-0, and 4-0 to them? I was surprised as you were.

"We then play Tottenham at home who've beaten everybody away and have scored in all away games - and they don't score against us.

"Against Man City who are champions, we get another great point and then another at West Ham, which is a hard place to go.

"So we're just as capable of getting something against Man U as anyone else."