Hughes: QPR must not fear Manchester United

The 48-year-old has called on his charges to draw inspiration from recent victories over Arsenal and Liverpool to come away from Old Trafford with all three points on Sunday

QPR manager Mark Hughes is adamant that his team have what it takes to defeat Manchester United side on Sunday, and has insisted his players cannot fear the Premier League's form side.

The Red Devils are currently five points clear from second-placed Manchester City at the summit of England’s top-flight whereas the London side are 17th, with just goal difference keeping them clear of the relegation zone.

However, Hughes is staying positive ahead of the away clash and is certain his men can use last week’s victory over Arsenal as a platform to launch a successful bid to come away from Old Trafford with all three points as long as his players are not daunted by the task.

"Obviously leading into the game against Man United, you have to have a positive approach,” Hughes told the club’s official website.

"I don't think you can go to Old Trafford and have fear because United will sense that and exploit that.

"You have to be positive, have belief in what you are trying to do on the day and see where it takes you."

With the club looking doomed in the face of a tough run-in, victories over the Gunners and Liverpool in recent weeks has brought a much brighter atmosphere around Loftus Road, while relegation rivals Bolton, Blackburn, Wigan and Wolves have all lost this weekend.

"The intention is to go there and get something out of the game because of the situation we find ourselves in,” the manager continued.

"The three points [against Arsenal] was the main thing but the pleasing part from my point of view was the manner of the performance.

"I think it was from start to finish a good, solid performance and we had a good understanding of what we had to do to go and get a result against them.

"The determination to see the game through to its conclusion was there for everybody to see, so if we show that in the games we have remaining we will pick up more points, which is obviously the order of the day."