Manchester United strolled to a 7-0 win against LA Galaxy as Louis van Gaal watched his side play for the first time.
Manchester United strolled to a 7-0 win in the first game of the Louis van Gaal era.
There were several standout performances with Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Reece James all bagging braces as United looked extremely comfortable in their first pre-season friendly.
Van Gaal seemingly released all of the pressure from his players, urging them to play fast flowing, expansive football to show him what they could do.
There were also positive performances from Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw, both making their Manchester United debuts, with the former showing a superb variety of passing skills during the first half.
It’s important not to read too much into the result because games against Roma, Real Madrid and Inter Milan will be far more difficult as LvG continues to get to know his squad.
However, it was the perfect way for him to start his career in charge of the club in direct contrast to the 1-0 defeat suffered by David Moyes in his first game.