Man United 4 Queens Park 0

Louis Van Gaal

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Queens Park Ran­gers 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 14, 2014. Louis van Gaal had every reas­on to be pleased wi­th the per­form­ance of his Man­chester Uni­ted te­am ag­ainst Queens Park Ran­gers. The Reds won the ga­me 4-0 thro­ugh goals from An­gel Di Mar­ia, An­der Her­rera, Way­ne Roo­ney, and Ju­an Mata.

Man­chester Uni­ted had en­dured a me­diocre start to the new sea­son and had yet to win a ga­me. But des­pite the fact that re­cently hired man­ager Louis van Gaal had to change his usu­al form­a­tion of 3-5-2 to a back line con­sist­ing of Tyler Black­ett, Jon­ny Evans, Mar­cos Rojo, and Ra­fael da Silva be­cause of in­jur­ies to Phil Jones and Chris Small­ing, The Reds had no prob­lems ag­ainst the West Lon­don out­fit and the for­mer Neth­er­lands head coach was well pleased by the qual­ity his new­ly com­posed te­am dis­played dur­ing the ho­me clash ag­ainst the boys from So­uth Africa Road. Van Gaal´s Queens Park Ran­gers coun­ter­part Harry Red­knapp told the wait­ing press corps fol­low­ing the en­counter that he had noth­ing but ad­mir­a­tion and re­spect for the op­pos­ing si­de. And af­ter rid­ing the ma­na­geri­al merry go ro­und for over thirty years, he ob­vi­ously knew what he was talk­ing about. A for­mer mid­field play­er wi­th, among oth­ers, West Ham Uni­ted, Brent­ford, and Seattle Sounders, Redknapp´s man­aging ca­reer had began at AFC Bourne­mouth, whom he took to pro­mo­tion from the Third Di­vi­sion in the 1986–87 cam­paign. He then had ma­na­geri­al po­s­i­tions at West Ham Uni­ted, Ports­mouth, South­ampton, and Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur be­fore the well liked char­ac­ter was ap­poin­ted as the new man­ager of Ran­gers partly in­to the 2012-13 sea­son. Harry Red­knapp: “Man­chester Uni­ted have got a big chan­ce of ma­king the top four. They have got some fant­ast­ic for­ward play­ers. For us it will be a tough sea­son, but I still think that we will be okay.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Ra­fael da Silva, Mar­cos Rojo, Tyler Black­ett, Jon­ny Evans, Da­ley Bli­nd, Ju­an Ma­ta, An­der Her­rera, An­gel Di Mar­ia, Robin van Per­sie, Way­ne Roo­ney. Sub­stitutes: Lu­ke Shaw, Ad­nan Januzaj, An­tonio Va­lencia, Ra­damel Fal­cao, Dar­ren Fletch­er, An­dreas Pe­reira, An­ders Linde­gaard. Queens Park Ran­gers Te­am: Ro­bert Green, Ste­ven Caulk­er, Clint Hill, Rio Fer­dinand, Maur­i­cio Isla, Leroy Fer, Niko Kran­j­car, Sandro, Ju­ni­or Hoi­lett, Mat­thew Phil­lips, Char­lie Aus­tin. Sub­stitutes: Eduardo Var­gas, Nedum Onuoha, Ar­mand Traore, Karl Henry, Ad­el Taar­abt, Bob­by Zamora, Al­ex McCarthy.


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Louis van Gaal´s Man­chester Uni­ted ul­ti­mately ended the 2014-15 Pre­mier Lea­gue sea­son in fourth po­s­i­tion wi­th 70 points col­lec­ted from 38 ga­mes played, 17 points be­hind cham­pi­ons Chelsea. 


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