Seventh heaven: Van Gaal’s first match ends in big win for United

by Mark Bassey

United vs LA Galaxy July2014

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal watched his side cruise to a 7-0 victory over LA Galaxy in his first game in charge.

Ashley Young, Wayne Rooney and Reece James all scored twice, while Danny Welbeck also got on the scoresheet as the Red Devils recorded a stunning victory over the MLS side.

Van Gaal went for the 3-4-1-2 formation which he frequently used as Holland boss and handed new boys Ander Herreraand Luke Shaw their debuts.

Welbeck opened the scoring from 25 yards, before Rooney doubled their advantage from the spot in the 42nd minute. On the stroke of half time, Rooney pounced on bad defending to make it 3-0.

Herrera and Darren Fletcher were the only United players who stayed on for the second off, as Van Gaal reshuffled his side. it didn’t stop the former Premier League champions’ flow, as they scored four more goals.

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