"I train players not in their legs but their brains."
- Louis van Gaal

"I train players not in their legs but their brains."

- Louis van Gaal

"It was a dream for me to play in the red shirt - I will keep this shirt with me always. I hope this is the start of a lot of games for United. It wasn’t only me in this game though, I think the whole team enjoyed the game and did well. It’s the first match and we have done good things. It’s a good step and we’re very happy."
- Ander Herrera, Man of the Match (Chevrolet FC Cup: LA Galaxy 0 - Manchester United 7)

"It was a dream for me to play in the red shirt - I will keep this shirt with me always. I hope this is the start of a lot of games for United. It wasn’t only me in this game though, I think the whole team enjoyed the game and did well. It’s the first match and we have done good things. It’s a good step and we’re very happy."

- Ander Herrera, Man of the Match (Chevrolet FC Cup: LA Galaxy 0 - Manchester United 7)

"I thought he was fantastic, he was full of energy and endeavour. He changed his role in the first half, he played a little deeper, then in the second half he went into a more advanced role with some great assists and he got about the pitch. I think he is going to be a fantastic player for Manchester United. Hopefully there will be more of the same from him."
- Darren Fletcher (Chevrolet FC Cup: LA Galaxy 0 - Manchester United 7)

"I thought he was fantastic, he was full of energy and endeavour. He changed his role in the first half, he played a little deeper, then in the second half he went into a more advanced role with some great assists and he got about the pitch. I think he is going to be a fantastic player for Manchester United. Hopefully there will be more of the same from him."

- Darren Fletcher (Chevrolet FC Cup: LA Galaxy 0 - Manchester United 7)

"He did great. I know him very well from our days with the Spanish national youth teams and he was very good tonight. I am very happy for him. We have a good connection on and off the pitch and I think he will give us a lot of good things this season."
- Juan Mata (Chevrolet FC Cup: LA Galaxy 0 - Manchester United 7)

"He did great. I know him very well from our days with the Spanish national youth teams and he was very good tonight. I am very happy for him. We have a good connection on and off the pitch and I think he will give us a lot of good things this season."

- Juan Mata (Chevrolet FC Cup: LA Galaxy 0 - Manchester United 7)

Louis van Gaal:
"When you listen good, you can play good and James is a young boy with a lot of talent. I hope he can perform in much more games like this."
Anders Lindegaard:
"The manager said prove yourself and Reece did that. He played very well, both offensively and defensively. He’s a good player and a good kid - he wants to learn and get better. He has a bright future."
"It’s always special to make your debut for a club like this - it’s an experience that you keep for the rest of your life. I think they all did very well, Ander played 90 minutes and got Man of the Match and that says a lot about his quality."

Louis van Gaal:

"When you listen good, you can play good and James is a young boy with a lot of talent. I hope he can perform in much more games like this."

Anders Lindegaard:

"The manager said prove yourself and Reece did that. He played very well, both offensively and defensively. He’s a good player and a good kid - he wants to learn and get better. He has a bright future."

"It’s always special to make your debut for a club like this - it’s an experience that you keep for the rest of your life. I think they all did very well, Ander played 90 minutes and got Man of the Match and that says a lot about his quality."

Louis van Gaal:

"It is fantastic how they have performed. When you see us train, you can expect something but not 7-0. It was a surprise, but they were beautiful goals and beautiful attacks. The result always matters. With such a result you get confidence."

Ander Herrera:

"The manager said to us afterwards that he was pleased with the game and a good performance but he wants us to keep improving. We have to keep working hard. 7-0 is a great score but it’s a friendly game. It’s important for us to start with a win like this and it will help us keep improving."

Ashley Young:

"It was a great feeling, it is pre-season and we want to get our fitness up and prepare for the new season as best we can. We have got some great games out here and we wanted to get off to a winning start and I felt that was a great performance."

"In pre-season, you can take your foot off the gas in the second half but we had a new team that went out there with a new formation that I think suited us perfectly. I don’t think LA Galaxy were able to cope with that, we got on the scoresheet in the first half and we wanted to get more goals. We managed to do that in the second half."

"I am not giving away too many ideas. When we defend, we defend as a team. When we attack, we attack as a team. The players are interchangeable. As the season progresses we will be looking to get balls into attacking areas to get goals. We saw that by the fact we managed to score seven times."

 Anders Lindegaard:

"It was a really good performance from the lads. We did really well for the first time with a new system, both with the ball and off the ball. The manager told us to go out there and prove ourselves and I think most players did that. I think he was satisfied with the performance overall - I think we did really well."

Juan Mata:

"We are all pleased with the result but we know this is just the first step. Some of the players have only been training for three or four days so we have more improvements to come, both physically and tactically. But I think we had a good understanding of the new system and the football the manager wanted us to play. It was a good game for us. The manager wants us to play quickly with the ball in the middle, try to look for options and also play with width as well. That’s what we’ll keep trying to do."

Fred the Red at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

Fred the Red at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

"Your first match is always special when you are coaching in a new club. But it’s a match in preparation time. I think the game against Valencia at Old Trafford is more the match that I will feel the tension."
"I hope that my team is supported by the fans. That is very important because after last season, the fans are not spoiled, and I hope we can spoil these fans in this season."
- Louis van Gaal

"Your first match is always special when you are coaching in a new club. But it’s a match in preparation time. I think the game against Valencia at Old Trafford is more the match that I will feel the tension."

"I hope that my team is supported by the fans. That is very important because after last season, the fans are not spoiled, and I hope we can spoil these fans in this season."

- Louis van Gaal

"It is a dream for me to be here because this history is very big and now I have the chance to play here. I have the possibility to show my own character for United."
"I will miss my friends and family. But I think I’m ready for this big step. I’m ready for this time. I’m 24 years old and this is the moment to come to the biggest club in the world. I come here to be a good professional but there are other players in midfield. Between us I am sure we will help the team."
- Ander Herrera

"It is a dream for me to be here because this history is very big and now I have the chance to play here. I have the possibility to show my own character for United."

"I will miss my friends and family. But I think I’m ready for this big step. I’m ready for this time. I’m 24 years old and this is the moment to come to the biggest club in the world. I come here to be a good professional but there are other players in midfield. Between us I am sure we will help the team."

- Ander Herrera

"I don’t feel any pressure to come in for Evra. He has been great for the club for the last 10 years and I hope I can carry that on. There is always going to be pressure, no matter where you go, but I try not to focus on that. I try to focus on my own game, what I do on the pitch. And with the new gaffer you have to impress on the pitch and that is something I am looking forward to, and hopefully in these pre-season games I am looking to show him what I can do."
- Luke Shaw

"I don’t feel any pressure to come in for Evra. He has been great for the club for the last 10 years and I hope I can carry that on. There is always going to be pressure, no matter where you go, but I try not to focus on that. I try to focus on my own game, what I do on the pitch. And with the new gaffer you have to impress on the pitch and that is something I am looking forward to, and hopefully in these pre-season games I am looking to show him what I can do."

- Luke Shaw

"He’s been a great servant for us, a great leader and a fantastic personality in the dressing room as well. It’s another experienced player going, but unfortunately that happens at football clubs, players move on and we wish him all the best but he has been a fantastic player for Manchester United."
"He was very noble in his letter to the fans and he loved Manchester United, there’s no doubt about that. He knew what it was all about, the traditions and the history of United. He embraced it all and he was a firm favourite of the fans as well. When things are going against you, you need some characters like Patrice in a dressing room to lift everybody’s spirits, so he will be sorely missed on that front. It’s a big loss but we are Manchester United and we move on."
- Denis Irwin

"He’s been a great servant for us, a great leader and a fantastic personality in the dressing room as well. It’s another experienced player going, but unfortunately that happens at football clubs, players move on and we wish him all the best but he has been a fantastic player for Manchester United."

"He was very noble in his letter to the fans and he loved Manchester United, there’s no doubt about that. He knew what it was all about, the traditions and the history of United. He embraced it all and he was a firm favourite of the fans as well. When things are going against you, you need some characters like Patrice in a dressing room to lift everybody’s spirits, so he will be sorely missed on that front. It’s a big loss but we are Manchester United and we move on."

- Denis Irwin

Patrice Evra has left Manchester United to join Juventus.

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"After a great deal of thought I have decided the time is right for me to leave Manchester United. It is the biggest decision of my career as this club is, and will always remain, in my heart."

"Joining and playing for Manchester United has been a privilege, a dream come true and my time here has been so memorable. Through the good times and the bad times we have all stuck together and remained loyal. I have always said you don’t just join Manchester United, you join the family and long may that tradition continue."

"This club is steeped in history and I feel privileged to have become a part of that. Over the past nine years I have met and worked with some incredible people, many of whom will remain friends for life. I would like to thank everyone at the club - teammates, coaches and in particular all the staff who made every single day in Carrington or at Old Trafford a special day."

"An immense thank you to Sir Alex Ferguson for making it all possible, for giving me the privilege to be a captain, to be inspired by the legend of Manchester United and to understand that nobody is bigger than the club."

"My biggest thanks go to the fans. We have had some fantastic times together, we lifted all of those trophies together and that night in Moscow will live with us all forever. Every single time I stepped out in that shirt I knew I was playing for the badge and for a very special club. My passion for this club will live on and I know you guys will go on to enjoy more success in the coming seasons."

David Beckham visited Manchester United in Los Angeles.


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