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Louis van Gaal Sets Sights On Premier League Goal Scoring Record

lvg-newLouis van Gaal hailed a “new start” for Manchester United and said they are only going to get better.

United, inspired by record £59.7million singing Angel Di Maria, blitzed visitors Queens Park Rangers to secure their first win under new manager Van Gaal.

Van Gaal said he wanted to put the fear factor back into Old Trafford and his United side did just that to kick-start their season.

Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all scored as Van Gaal set his sights on winning the title and making United the highest-scoring team in the Premier League.

“I said to the players before the match that we had to make a new start today,” said Van Gaal. “As of September 1, we were only together as a group for two or three days before the game. But this is the selection [of players] that we start with from now, after the transfer period.

“This result is fantastic, but we can do much better.”

The win moved United up to ninth place in the Premier League and the Dutchman said he expected his side to become the most entertaining in the land.

“I have worked for more than 35 years as a coach and I have always played attacking football,” said Van Gaal.

“I believe all my teams have scored the most in the league, so I hope at the end of this league we shall also have scored the most. That’s not a goal, but the purpose is to be in the first three this season, because we have to qualify for the Champions League.

“But the most important thing is trajectory. That is the most important thing. We are building a process and we have to play in a certain style.

Both Manchester City and Liverpool broke the 100 league goal barrier last season, while Chelsea hold the single season record with 103 goals in 2009-10. United only managed 64 goals last season, and if they break the 100 goal barrier this season, they will surely finish in the top three.

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