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And that, my Premier League friends, is that. Thank you very much for following. It's good to have the Premier League back after a two-week break but now attention swiftly turns to the Champions League. Check back right here from 18:00 BST on Tuesday as the group stage of Europe's elite club competition returns for another season. See you then and cheerio!
Before we head off, a nod in the direction of the final Serie A game of the weekend. AC Milan have new signing Giacomo Bonaventura making his debut from the start against Parma but are without Fernando Torres due to an ankle sprain. You can follow LIVE play-by-play updates below.
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Alan Pardew. The Newcastle boss has been in charge for nearly four years and is the second longest-serving manager in the Premier League but is now facing the axe after a heavy 4-0 defeat to Southampton. Hull boss Steve Bruce is favourite to replace him.
His inclusion saw him trend on Twitter before the game had even started and he was hauled off at half-time following a poor first-half performance. The award for Flop of the Weekend goes to... QPR captain Clint Hill.
Angel Di Maria had a fantastic Old Trafford debut today, but this one has to go to Diego Costa. The Chelsea striker overcame a hamstring injury, for a change, to start and score a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Swansea. That's a Player of the Month award and seven goals already for the striker. Quite a start.
Just the one game in the Premier League today, but here's a reminder of what happened yesterday...
Arsenal 2-2 Man City
Chelsea 4-2 Swansea
Crystal Palace 0-0 Burnley
Southampton 4-0 Newcastle
Stoke 0-1 Leicester
Sunderland 2-2 Tottenham
West Brom 0-2 Everton
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
He said: “I said to the players 'we have to make a new start, today'. We start now. I now have my selection, 27 players. These will be our players for the season. We made four goals, and in spite of our loss against Swansea and the draws [against Sunderland and Burnley], we were the better team but we failed to make goals. Today we made goals and created chances. I’m very happy with the goals and in the second half we had a lot of chances."
Van Gaal: Man Utd season starts now
He started the day by calling this afternoon's opponents Qeens Park Rogers on Twitter, and ends it having received a tremendous ovation on his Manchester United debut. The Colombian may not have played as long as we liked, but here's how our player rater felt he fared: "On for his debut with 20 minutes to go, and will take him a bit of time to get up to the speed of the Premier League."
A few more stats from our friends over at Opta...
- QPR have not kept a clean sheet against Man Utd since September 1992, when they drew 0-0 at Old Trafford in the first ever Premier League meeting
- Man Utd scored three times before half-time in the Premier League at Old Trafford for the first time since winning the title vs Aston Villa in Apr 2013
- The Red Devils have won 11 and lost none of their 13 previous Barclays Premier League meetings with QPR
A reminder in case you missed it earlier today that Inter whacked SEVEN past 10-man Sassuolo for the second season in a row in a convincing win in Serie A this afternoon. Elsewhere, Chievo pulled off a shock 1-0 away victory at Napoli, while Lazio won 3-0 against Cesena.
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You can whack your reaction to today's result over to us via the links at the top of this page. United fans, after a summer of WATCHING THIS SPACE, what's your verdict?
One word to sum up that Manchester United performance: SWAGGER. The flair, pace and attacking quality on show today was missing at Old Trafford last season but it’s all change now following the arrival of Angel Di Maria. He scored once and registered an assist to put in a man-of-the-match display. Here's how Goal’s Paul Macdonald rated United's performance...
Di Maria on form as swagger returns to Old Trafford
And finally: “All the players are learning English. I can speak Spanish so sometimes it’s better to communicate sometimes in Spanish, but they will learn within a year they will learn to speak English.”
He adds: “I said to the players ‘we have to make a new start, today’. We start now. I now have my selection, 27 players. I could hardly play with five defenders because Smalling and Jones were injured. I would have to have played a left-footed player on the right of defence. I was forced to play four defenders, but I know that the quality of the players allowed me to play this way.”
More from LVG: “The most important thing is the trajectory. We are building a process and we have to play in a certain style and we have to improve and at the end, I hope to be manager of the champions of the Premier League, if not this year, or next year, but I want to give the title to the fans.”
Asked if this is the most attacking team he has worked with, Louis van Gaal tells reporters: “I have worked for 25 years and all my teams have scored the most in the league. I hope at the end of this league we will also score the most. But it is not our goal. Our purpose is to be in the first three, because we have to qualify for the Champions League.”
It doesn’t reeeaaally matter at this stage, but it kind of does. A first win under Louis van Gaal moves Manchester United into the top half for the first time this season. They now sit ninth in the table and two points off a Champions League place. QPR? Well, they’re down to 16th and, with -8, have the worst goal difference in the Premier League.