Louis van Gaal hails fantastic Manchester United victory

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal chose his words carefully after picking up an overdue first victory as Red Devils boss over Queens Park Rangers this afternoon, but couldn't resist allowing the phrase "new start" to creep in after an energetic display from his new-look side.

Angel di Maria, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and eventually Radamel Falcao all made their Old Trafford bows but it was the former Real Madrid man who largely stole the show, opening the scoring and proving an excellent array of mazy dribbles and pinpoint passes throughout.

Van Gaal must have been tempted to pick out Di Maria, Blind or indeed Juan Mata for special praise at full-time, but in his post-match interview decided to mention another solid defensive display from unheralded youngster Tyler Blackett.

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The Dutch tactician said: "We have very intelligent players. The most important thing is not the system but the philosophy.

"Tyler Blackett is a little bit lucky because a lot of central defenders are injured. He made a very good performance but there are also other defenders still to come.

As always with Van Gaal though he was soon keen to stress the importance of a system and team work ethic, despite a relatively comfortable day besides a Matt Phillips miss aside the Hoops weren't able to offer much in the way of resistance.

Dominant display

Van Gaal continued "When you have a result of 4-0 then you can be happy as a coach but you always have points you can improve. I am very happy because of the result and the way we have played. We were very dominant and scored goals and kept a clean sheet.

"In ball possession I think we have lost too much the ball previously. We were more direct and that I like. Also, we have created a lot of chances, although we didn't score enough of them.

"We have always to analyse what we have done. The result is fantastic but we can get much better. This is a good start."

Excitement at Old Trafford understandable

It was certainly a resounding contrast from United's first four competitive matches under the Van Gaal regime, with Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Mata joining Di Maria on the scoresheet to produce a result which summed up the chasm between the two teams.

United have a favourable set of fixtures which should allow them to keep working towards the best possible formula for success, but Red Devils must now wait six days to see Di Maria and co. strut their stuff against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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