United morning news: Boss's title hopes; Blind hailed as ‘old-fashioned libero’

Louis Van Gaal

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United

Expectations were high as Manchester United prepared to kick off against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, and Louis van Gaal’s side did not disappoint.

The swagger was back, and so were the goals, as Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata gave United a 4-0 win.

Speaking after the match, boss Louis van Gaal revealed he wanted to bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford.

In quotes published by the BBC, the Dutchman said, “I want to win the Premier League title. If it is not this year, then the second or third year

“I want to give a championship to the fans.”

United’s supporters will love hearing that following a great result in a match that is being hailed as the start of a new dawn at the club.

In other news, Rio Ferdinand has spoken about David Moyes’ tactics during his time as manager.

In quotes published by the Manchester Evening News, the QPR defender said, “Moyes’s innovations mostly led to negativity and confusion.

“He’d slowly lost us. I didn’t enjoy playing under him. Sometimes our main target was the long, high, diagonal cross. It was embarrassing.”

The comments come in Ferdinand’s new autobiography, and reveal just how bad things had got prior to van Gaal’s arrival.

And finally, the London Evening Standard has praised the performance of Daley Blind, who made his debut for United on Sunday.

The Netherlands international looked right at home in the club’s midfield and allowed his more attack-minded teammates to bomb forward safe in the knowledge that there was protection behind them.

The report hails Blind as “an old-fashioned libero,” and that can only be a good thing for a side who have been lacking in defensive midfield areas for too long.

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