Coach Louis Van Gaal:

“I said before the game ‘let us make a new start. That’s important as after 1 September, after the transfer period, we can now work on a team-building process and make ourselves better every week – we have done it, I believe.

“The most important thing from today is that we created goals. In the other matches we were the better team on the pitch but we didn’t make goals. Now we have made four goals and that gives a boost to every player.”

“The first goal is very important, we trained with it before the game but he did it at the right moment. I think the new players fitted in very well. It’s always difficult to come in and adapt to the rhythm of the Premier League but they did very well – not only Di Maria.”

The importance of sending United’s fans home smiling:

“That’s also enormously important as they have had to wait a long time for a good result.”

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