Manchester United
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring a goal against Queens Park Rangers during their English Premier League match at Old Trafford in ManchesterReuters

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says that his side are capable of doing even better, despite admitting that he is delighted after watching his side record a crushing 4-0 win against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford.

Prior to this result, United were struggling in the Premier League, failing to record a win in their opening three games against Swansea City, Sunderland and Burnley.

They also recorded a humiliating 0-4 defeat at the hands of League One side MK Dons in the Capital one Cup.

However, the Red Devils seem to have put the memories of their earlier performances behind them as they thumped QPR, with new boys Angel Di Maria and Ander Angel Herrera along with Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata recording their names in the scoresheets.

Despite admitting his delight following United's convincing win against the Hoops, van Gaal insists that the Red Devils are capable of doing even better.

 "We always have to analyse what we have done. Of course the result is fantastic but we can do much better, I believe," the Dutchman told Sky News after the match. "It's a very good start. I said before the game, 'Let's make a new start again'."

"Since 1st September, we only had three days together before the game with the internationals coming back and with the jetlag, like Falcao. I think the result is fantastic, but we can get better. We have made a very good new start."

However, the former Barcelona boss feels that he was pleased with the way his side played against the Hoops.

"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," van Gaal told MUTV.

The 63-year-old boss feels that United's new signings including Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind also played a big hand in the win.

"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," added the former Bayern Munich boss.