Louis van Gaal was pleased to see his side make a ‘new start’ with a 4-0 demolishing of Queens Park Rangers.
It was the Dutch manager’s fourth outing with the Red Devils, and his team finally got off the mark with their first win of the new season.
It had taken quite a long time for his plans to be pieced up together, with a busy transfer window and an international break forcing him to be patient.
New signings Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind were given their debuts at Old Trafford on Sunday, along with Radaml Falcao, who came of the bench, and was greeted onto the pitch with a loud applause.
Other big-money signings such as Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera, who both scored their first goals for their new club on Sunday, are now shining alongside the likes of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney.
And manager van Gaal now believes a new chapter has been opened at Old Trafford.
“We always have to analyse what we have done. Of course the result is fantastic but we can do much better, I believe,” he said.
“It’s a very good start. I said before the game, ‘Let’s make a new start again’.”
“Since 1st September, we only had three days together before the game with the internationals coming back and with the jetlag, like Falcao.”
“I think the result is fantastic, but we can get better. We have made a very good new start.”
Van Gaal acknowledges that there are plenty of positives for United to digest after their first win of the 2014/15 campaign, as is always looking forward for more, as goals from di Maria, Herrera, Rooney and Juan Mata firing them to earning three impressive points.
“When you have a result that is 4-0, you can be happy,” the manager continued.
“As a coach you always have points that you can improve. I said that at half-time and also after the match.”
“But I am very happy with the result because of the way we have played. We were very dominant and we scored goals. A clean sheet is also very important.”
When asked on where he feels that his side have improved the most since their last top-flight fixture, van Gaal said: “In ball possession. I think we have lost the ball too much.”
“We were more direct to the goal, and I like that. Also we have created, surely in the second half, a lot of chances. But then we don’t score and it’s always the thing. But I’m very happy.”