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Mark Hughes’ nightmare worsens as Bobby Zamora ruled out of Manchester United trip with hip surgery

By Dean Wilkins

QPR have suffered a huge blow to their already poor season as Bobby Zamora was ruled out of their trip to Manchester United this weekend.

The 31-year-old England striker must undergo surgery on a hip injury and will be sidelined for at least three months for the Premier League struggles, who currently sit bottom of the table.

Former Reds favourite Mark Hughes will lead Rangers out at Old Trafford as he hopes to shift pressure of his shoulder with an improvement in form.

“QPR’s front-man Bobby Zamora is set for a period on the sidelines owing to injury,” a QPR spokesman said.

“The 31-year-old striker will undergo an exploratory operation following a recent hip injury sustained in training.

“The injury is likely to see Zamora sidelined for approximately three months.”

The Londoners could take hope from United’s back-to-back 1-0 defeats as they seek their first league win in 13 games.

As speculation surrounds the ex-Manchester City boss’s future, he will at least be allowed to return to Old Trafford as Rangers announced that he will be in charge for Saturday’s fixture.

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