Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal says that he is now confident that the club can maintain the form shown in the rout of QPR throughout the campaign. United managed to the first victory under Van Gaal, and also for the season, after managing to put four past a disappointing QPR at Old Trafford. There were several positives from the encounter, which also saw a number of new signings make their debuts for the club. The 63-year-old has been raising a lot of eyebrows with his decision to stick with the 3-5-2 formation in the early part of the season.
However, injuries forced him to switch to playing with four defenders at the back and this immediately paid a lot of dividends because the players looked much more comfortable in the system. United players have used to playing with four at the back and the use of the unique three at the back formation was seen as one of the reasons for the trouble. Van Gaal was not entirely happy with the victory, as he felt that United can still improve on several fronts. The start to the season has been easy for the former Premier League winners, but the fixture list is set to get tough in the coming weeks with matches against the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.
“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 the ball too much 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,” said Van Gaal.