It’s not impossible! Harry Redknapp still backs QPR to beat the drop

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is still backing the Hoops to avoid relegation despite their 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday

Kieran Beckles
By    
harry redknapp
Harry Redknapp's side are bottom of the Premier League table Photo: The Sport Review

harry redknapp

Harry Redknapp is still backing Queens Park Rangers to avoid Premier League relegation this season despite their 2-0 loss to Manchester United on Saturday.

Rafael da Silva and Ryan Giggs both scored in a comfortable victory for the Red Devils, which left the Hoops trailing 17th-placed Wigan Athletic by seven points.

QPR are pitted against Southampton, Sunderland and Aston Villa in March, and the 65-year-old remains confident the west London side can secure their survival.

“There are enough games left – it is still wide open,” said Redknapp.

“We have got to go to Villa, we have got to go to Reading and we have got Wigan here. I still fancy us.

“We’ve got nothing to lose, everyone thinks we are gone. But you can change it so quickly.

“At Portsmouth in 2006 I had a crap team and we got 20 points from 10 games and stayed up. It ain’t impossible.”

QPR face Southampton at St Mary’s next Saturday in a clash that sees Redknapp take on his former club on the weekend of his 66th birthday.

He was unable to guide the Saints to safety in 2005 after leaving Portsmouth before returning to Fratton Park for the 2005-06 campaign.

And Redknapp is expecting to receive plenty of stick from the home supporters next weekend.

“It is my birthday next Saturday and I thought there is no better way to spend it than getting 90 minutes of abuse at Southampton.

“They’ll all be calling me ‘Scummer’ for my time at Portsmouth. I thought that would be a great way to spend my birthday!”

Win £100 from from £10 on Man United to beat Saint-Etienne today. Hurry, offer ends soon. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: 10 players Man United could sign in the summer transfer window

MORE: Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Dubai Duty Free WTA preview
The Sport Review
Dubai Duty Free WTA preview: Kerber eyes No1, but Konta joins injury withdrawals
Slideshow
The Sport Review
10 players Man United could sign in the summer transfer window
The Sport Review
Arsenal WAGs 2017: Meet Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: Meet the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife Larissa Pereira
The Sport Review
Dele Alli: 15 photos of Tottenham midfielder’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Chelsea WAGs: Meet David Luiz, Oscar and Willian’s wives and girlfriends
The Sport Review
Photos: Man United’s forgotten man trains with Shaw, Bailly ahead of Saint-Etienne trip
The Sport Review
Guillem Balague provides update on Arsenal and Liverpool managers
The Sport Review
Juan Mata makes honest admission about Chelsea v Man United