Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was evidently delighted with his side’s 3-0 victory away at Everton.
The Reds bounced back from their horrific performance against Arsenal before the international break by putting on a brilliant display to blow the Toffees away within the opening 20 minutes. Morgan Schneiderlin and Ander Herrera sent Man United into the half-time break already 2-0 up before Wayne Rooney added the finishing touches in the second half.
It was one of United’s best performances since van Gaal took over in the summer of 2014, as the Reds got through what was seen as a difficult trip to Merseyside before the game. A win was critical for United after the debacle in North London and the manager was ready to embrace his players as they left the field.
The Dutchman will hope that he can get the same sort of performance out of his players for the next few weeks as United face a tough run of fixtures. After visiting CKSA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday, van Gaal’s men travel to Crystal Palace before welcoming title rivals Manchester City to Old Trafford.
Van Gaal is hoping that this win can be the start of a run that his side can go on and record a number of wins in a row and if the players continue playing the way they did today, there is no reason why that can’t be the case.