Manchester United Lose 4-2 To QPR In Pre-Season Friendly


On the day that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed a new contract, Manchester United lost 4-2 to Championship side QPR.

The Red Devils played their second pre-season friendly after beating Derby County on Sunday and it looked like their preparations for the new season would continue in the same way when the returning Jesse Lingard put United ahead three minutes in.

โšฝ A frantic start to today’s game with @JesseLingard getting the ball rolling…#MUTV offer code: ๐— ๐—จ๐—ง๐—ฉ๐—ง๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ#MUFC

โ€” Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 24, 2021

But Charlie Austin levelled matters minutes later and then the Rs scored three goals in quick succession in the early exchanges of the second half.

Scotland international Lyndon Dykes bagged a brace either side of a strike from Moses Odubajo as QPR went goal-crazy at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.


Goal. Dykes puts the hosts ahead. 2-1.#MUFC

โ€” Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 24, 2021

Youngster Anthony Elanga reduced the deficit in the 73rd minute for a United side missing a chunk of their big guns.


A sweet left-footed strike ๐Ÿฌ#MUFC

โ€” Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 24, 2021

But even for a pre-season game, this was a shock result and one that unsurprisingly led to a lot of reaction on social media:


Are united losing to QPR?

โ€” FootballsBanter (@FootballsBante1) July 24, 2021

Even though itโ€™s pre season, united getting battered by QPR on the day of Oleโ€™s contract extension is so funny.

โ€” Ben Lord (@benlord01) July 24, 2021

Aguero against QPR vs. United against QPR

Bigger than the whole club

โ€” vm (@mcfcvm) July 24, 2021

QPR getting their revenge after what Louis van Gaal called them.

โ€” United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) July 24, 2021

A 4-2 defeat for Man United against QPR at Loftus Road. Jesse Lingard looked sharp in the first half and took his goal well. Anthony Elanga was a positive in the second half. Defending while conceding three goals in six minutes after half time wasn’t the best.

โ€” Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) July 24, 2021

A day after United finally confirmed the capture of Jadon Sancho for ยฃ73 million, the club announced Solskjaer had put pen to paper on a new three-year deal.