Louis van Gaal launched his reign as Manchester United manager in an emphatic style with Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and youngster Reece James all scoring twice in a remarkable 7-0 victory against Loss Angeles Galaxy in California.
Van Gaal, who spoke during his first press conference at old Trafford said he will giving the current set of players in the team opportunity to prove themselves was impressed with the performance but claims more needs to be done.
With Darren Fletcher wearing the captain’s armband, Rooney up front and Luke Shaw and ander herara getting thier first debut, Van Gaal was clearly determined to start well with a strong line-up.
And by lining up with a 3-4-1-2 formation, the Dutchman also suggested a readiness to impose a new system on a United team accustomed to playing four at the back throughout the Sir Alex Ferguson era.
In the friendly fixture, which saw United win the Chevrolet Cup in front of a crowd of 86,432, with a host of plus points, including the lovely performances of debutants Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.
The size of United’s winning margin was the ultimate positive.