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Summary

  1. First victory for United boss Louis van Gaal
  2. Falcao, Rojo, Blind make debuts in easy win
  3. Di Maria scores free-kick on home debut
  4. Herrera, Rooney, Mata also on target
  5. Click the audio speaker or use the 'Live Coverage' tab for BBC 5 live commentary

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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And that is that for the day's Premier League action.

We have coverage of AC Milan v Parma coming up at 19:15 BST on our European index, and we will of course bring you Hull v West Ham on Monday night. See you there.

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15-0

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

As a manager, Harry Redknapp has faced Manchester United 15 times at Old Trafford in the Premier League (West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, and QPR) and has yet to get a point.

Player reaction

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Ander Herrera
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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, speaking to BBC Sport: "We are happy. It is our first game winning. I think we have been comfortable on the pitch. We kept the ball, we had a lot of chances and we let them make few chances. We are happy with this step but of course we have to improve. If we want to win trophies we have to improve still.

"The new players are top players, Di Maria, Falcao, Rojo, Blind, Shaw. We are looking forward to this season. This is our first step but it was important to win the game, we have a long week of work and if we win we have confidence."

Manager reaction

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Louis van Gaal
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "Angel Di Maria has cramp. He should be ok. That is a good sign, it shows that he has given everything. When you make and score the first goal for yourself you cannot have played badly, but he gives the ball away unnecessarily sometimes.

"There are things we can improve upon, even Di Maria.

"I have been employed for more than 25 years and my teams are always focused on attack, but it is not our focus. The focus is to be in the first three so that we can qualify for the Champions League. The most important thing is the trajectory.

"We have to play in a certain style and we have to improve our qualifications and I hope that at the end of the this year to be manager of the champions of England, if not this, then in the second or third year."

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Andy, Royton: The big teams will score against Man United, no doubt about that. Can United score more than they'll concede? Six goals in five games against QPR, MK Dons, Burnley and Swansea would suggest not. Work to be done, let's not get carried away!

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Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Louis van Gaal also confirms that all of his new signings are having English lessons and "shall learn within one year to be fluent."

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Louis van Gaal reiterates the fact that he ditched a back three today as Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were out injured. "I was more or less forced to play with four defenders," he says.

Watch this space.

Monday night club

The last game of the weekend comes up tomorrow night as

Hull face West Ham.

Steve Bruce - linked with replacing Alan Pardew at Newcastle over the weekend - has nearly as many new players at his disposal as Louis van Gaal. Hull could well be the new entertainers in town too, they have Hatem Ben Arfa and Gaston Ramirez in the mix now of course.

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Barry Healy: It was a very good display. If that's how they line up and play for the rest of the season, we will be in for some great games.

Kieran Evans: United played QPR. I think everyone's forgetting the MK Dons game..?

Ollie Tissington: QPR didn't play well to be fair, and the gaps in Manchester's defence at times were bad. If they played a team like Man City or Chelsea they would get destroyed.

Manager reaction

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

QPR manager Harry Redknapp talking to the BBC:

"A few minutes before half time we were 1-0 down and still bang in the game. To come in at 3-0 down, when our keeper has not had a shot to save..... If you have ever played in a team 3-0 down at half time it is very difficult. You have to make sure you don't get beat by six or seven.

"A difficult day, I expected it and we got one.

"Leroy Fer is not fit, Sandro got a bit of cramp where he's not played many games. I still feel confident we will be ok."

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Stoke, Southampton, West Ham, Liverpool and Aston Villa. That's the next five games for QPR as they try and stay out of the bottom three in the Premier League. Harry Redknapp is confident they will survive.

Manager reaction

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QPR manager Harry Redknapp: "To be honest we came in and found ourselves 1-0 with five minutes until half-time. I thought if we came in at half time at 1-0 we'd be still in the game but we gave away two goals and came in at 3-0 despite Rob Green barely having a save to make.

"You know it is going to be tough at 3-0. You don't want to get beat six or seven and it be demoralising.

"Some of our players need games. They need to get fit. But that is the problem with the international break. But we need to get them fit and playing."

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Rob, London: Fear Factor? Let's not run before we can walk. QPR didn't look interested and were truly awful.

Manager reaction

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Tyler Blackett and Angel Di Maria
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal talking to the BBC:

"This is special because it is also the birthday of my wife. I have already given her a present but she said the biggest present shall be the victory. We give it to her.

"I think we can do much better. I said let's make a new start. All the new players are playing.

"We have very intelligent players. The most important thing is not the system but the philosophy. Tyler Blackett is a little bit lucky because a lot of central defenders are injured. He made a very good performance but there are also other defenders still to come."

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Harry Redknapp says QPR midfielder Sandro came off with a tight calf but he needs to get match fit.

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Allan McDevitt: One can only hope that Di Maria-Herrera-Blind becomes the regular midfield. Amazing what a bit of pace does.

Phil Ecstasy: Am guessing by the end of the season Fabregas and Di Maria will be contending for player with most assists.

Joe Wedgwood: Utd must build on this. Everyone stepped up their game today. Herrera and Blind unsung heroes, Di Maria world class. Rojo solid.

Manager reaction

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Louis van Gaal
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "When you have a result of 4-0 then you can be happy as a coach but you always have points you can improve. I am very happy because of the result and the way we have played. We were very dominant and scored goals and kept a clean sheet.

"In ball possession I think we have lost too much the ball previously. We were more direct and that I like. Also, we have created a lot of chances, although we didn't score enough of them.

"We have always to analyse what we have done. The result is fantastic but we can get much better. This is a good start."

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Louis van Gaal is out in front of the cameras - unsurprisingly he is pretty happy with his side's display but believes there is more to come.

"It's a very good start," he says.

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Dave W: Looks like Juan Mata will be a regular in Utd's team to translate for Di Maria when he picks up his many Man of the match awards...

Babu Rajendran: Nice show in the first three matches to loosen up the Glazer's purse strings. Back to business.

Frederik Rasmussen: What a difference 160 million quid makes!

The fear factor?

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Man Utd 4-0 QPR

For QPR it's just one Premier League goal so far then, and next Saturday's visit of Stoke is already looking pretty important.

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Alex: Just imagine what would have happened if Sir Alex Ferguson had these guys in his last couple of years.

Dave, Carlisle: Man Utd charging up the table now - edging Leicester out for 9th place on goal difference...

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Chris Harvey: Manchester United and Liverpool's new look sides played home games against weak sides. One won with ease, the other didn't record a shot on target.

Mahbub Anam: Van Galacticos. How can James Rodriguez be an upgrade on Angel Di Maria? Once Angel adds goals he'll be as good as Ronaldo.

Guy Renfrew: Di Maria with a goal and assist. Herrera with a goal and assist. Rooney with a goal and assist. That's more like it.

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

With no European football to worry about Manchester United have a clear week now until they face Leicester next Sunday afternoon. With Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea all in midweek action, will that prove to a big advantage in the league?

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Former Wales international Robbie Savage

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"On today's performance it was a Man Utd side people want to come and pay to watch. But defensively, when are they going to be tested? QPR could have equalised with that ball over the top, so there are still questions. Let's not forget they have beaten QPR today. Spurs beat them 4-0 and we are not talking about them winning the league.

"If you ask every United fan in this stadium I think the majority would say no, they will not win the league this year."

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Just the 95 touches, 76 passes, six crosses, two shots, four chances created and a goal. Not bad from Angel Di Maria this afternoon.

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Rajan Paudel: Perfect match by United after a long time. Passion, hunger, desire, what we needed. And still there is more to come.

Hashim Albahbahani: I don't care how poorly they start a season, United are always title contenders. They've shown that today. Never write them off.

Max Whelford: Can't say I'm not impressed with the Man United side today. It will be interesting to see what happens when they play a better side.

Player reaction

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Angel Di Maria and Juan MAta
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Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria: "I'm very happy for my debut and a first goal. I have been practicing those free-kicks this week, so it is not a surprise for me."

Juan Mata: "We played much much better. From the beginning until the last minute we tried to score goals and that's what we have to do with the players we have.

"It's a very important win and it's the first steps in a run of results, we hope."

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Former Wales international Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"Manchester United look arrogant, they have got superstars in the team, the fear factor is back. There is a long way to go but what a start. This club is associated with some of the best players in the world. Now you think you will see exciting attacking football, which is what Man United should be doing.

"Angel Di Maria is my man of the match, just for his first half, I thought he was outstanding. There hasn't been a bad Man Utd player. But there have been 12 or 13, including the subs, bad QPR players."

FULL-TIME

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

An absolute walk in the park for Manchester United. Angel Di Maria was the star man, but Daley Blind also looked the part. QPR were wretched, but you can only beat what's in front of you and Louis Van Gaal's side did that with aplomb.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thanks the Old Trafford crowd
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GREAT SAVE!

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Another good save for Rob Green, getting down well to push away Adnan Januzaj's low shot. That would really have rubbed it in. Januzaj then gets in behind again but gets his angles all wrong, hooking it high and wide.

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Nothing to see here, a stroll in the autumnal sunshine for Manchester United. New formations, new line-ups and new challenges await, while QPR will probably be thinking they should have had a go rather than line up not to get heavily beaten.

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

BBC Sport's Simon Stone at Old Trafford: "Di Maria is the final change, replaced by Adnan Januzaj for the final few minutes.

"The Argentine had gone down near the home box a couple of minutes earlier, and needed treatment.

"It didn't seem very serious at the time and there was no obvious concern on the United bench as Di Maria takes his place. Van Gaal taking no chances though."

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QPR must be begging for the final whistle. It's been a painful afternoon.

QPR's Rio Ferdinand looks on as Juan Mata scores for Manchester United
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Jamie Smith: I'm sure Louis van Gaal and co will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight. Vital three points after slow start to the season.

Antoine V: Falcao hasn't scored yet? He's rubbish!

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Former Wales international Robbie Savage

BBC Radio 5 live

"The question around Adnan Januzaj is: Will he get the run to show his talent at this football club? Di Maria, Rojo and Shaw they are all left-siders. Legends of this football club rave about Januzaj. But can he do it on a regular basis? Will he be given the chance?"

Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj
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GREAT SAVE!

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Almost the Colombian icing on Manchester United's cake, Rob Green beats away Daley Blind's swerving drive from 25 yards but then gets back to his feet really smartly to save Radamel Falcao's follow-up. Top save.

SUBSTITUTION

Man Utd 4-0 QPR

Maybe Angel Di Maria does have a slight problem - he's replaced with eight minutes remaining, as Adnan Januzaj takes his spot. No point taking any chances now.