The young right-back saw a move to Watford collapse at the last moment.
Now he is set to join QPR on loan for the entire season.
The 21-year-old is seeking first-team football as he looks to eventually get his chance in the United first team.
According to the Manchester Evening News, QPR and Preston were both seeking Laird.
However, it appears that QPR have won the race, with Laird set to feature regularly for the London club.