Van Gaal In Bright Start With United

Manchester United’s new manager Louis van Gaal on Wednesday, made a winning start as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 7-0 defeat of LA Galaxy in front of a crowd of 86,432 at the Rose Bowl in California.
Winger Ashley Young and debutant defender Reece James, 20, also scored two goals each after striker Danny Welbeck had opened the scoring.
Van Gaal, who succeeded David Moyes, made United’s longest-serving player, midfielder Darren Fletcher, captain for the pre-season friendly, the first of four games on the club’s US tour.
The Dutchman, who led the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, saw another debutant, Ander Herrera, dictate proceedings in midfield with a good range of short and long passes delivered crisply and accurately.
Van Gaal marked his arrival at the Pasadena Rose Bowl with some almost magisterial waving to United supporters as the team coach approached the stadium which hosted the 1994 World Cup final.


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