Radamel Falcao hopes to bag his first Premier League goal against Leicester next weekend after drawing a blank on his Manchester United debut.
Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata brought the Old Trafford crowd to their feet on Sunday as they helped United to an easy 4-0 win over QPR.
But the biggest cheer of the afternoon was reserved for Falcao when he came off the bench in the 67th minute.
The Colombian striker, who moved to United in a dramatic deadline-day switch from Monaco, was delighted to turn out for his new club for the first time.
"It felt good to make my debut at Old Trafford," he said.
"It is an extraordinary stadium, a legendary stadium and I am happy to get the win. I will enjoy this moment."
Fifteen minutes after making his grand entrance, Falcao almost scored United's fifth.
Robert Green spilled Daley Blind's drive and Falcao raced into the box to follow-up, but the QPR goalkeeper recovered just in time to block the former Porto man's shot.
His failure to score was the only negative for Falcao, who was overwhelmed by the reception the home fans gave him on his debut.
"I want to say thank you to the fans. I enjoyed the welcome a lot. It was fantastic," he said
"I almost scored. The goalkeeper was good. I hope to score the next game."
Marcos Rojo and Blind performed strongly on their debuts while Di Maria continued to prove why he is regarded as one of the best players on the planet with another impressive display.
Falcao thinks United's six summer signings will get even better with time.
"Bit by bit we will gel together as a team and the new players will feel more comfortable," he said.
"I hope everything continues for us like it did on Sunday."
Everton and Chelsea will present much tougher tests when they come to United over the course of the next month.
But the optimism that swept through Old Trafford on Sunday will take some time to dampen.
Herrera, making his return after a month-long ankle injury layoff, thinks United should be aiming as high as possible in the Premier League this year.
"I wish it can be our first step and I am sure it is," the £29million midfielder told MUTV.
"The next games are very important because we want to be as soon as possible at the top of the league."
Manchester United 4 QPR 0 player ratings
Manchester United 4 QPR 0 player ratings
1/22 David de Gea
Was found wanting in the first half after very nearly being caught out by Matty Phillips. Did well to save from Armand Traore in the second period, however. 7
Posed a considerable threat throughout the match down the right flank and broke effectively. A good outlet for United. 7
3/22 Marcos Rojo
Slotted into the Manchester United backline with ease. Looked decent with the ball at his feet and showed a willingness to get forward. 7
4/22 Tyler Blackett
Perhaps a misfit on a teamsheet of Galacticos, the young defender didn't look out of place in Louis van Gaal's side. 7
5/22 Jonny Evans
Needed to be alert to a QPR counter attack in the first half but had precious little to do. 7
6/22 Angel Di Maria
Showed the ambition and ability to really trouble a poor QPR side at Old Trafford. His goal had an element of luck about it but his quality is undeniable. A man of the match display. 9
7/22 Daley Blind
Cut a composed figure at the heart of Manchester United's midfield and showed the Red Devils supporters exactly what they've been missing of late. 8
8/22 Ander Herrera
Took his goal really well and linked Manchester United's defensive midfielders up with the more attacking players brilliantly. 8
9/22 Wayne Rooney
Seems more mature with the captain's armband on. The England man put in another decent shift and grabbed himself an impressive goal too. 7
10/22 Robin van Persie
While the Dutchman always poses a considerable threat, he looks out of sorts at the moment. 6
11/22 Bets of the bench: Radamel Falcao
Didn't have long to make his mark but showed enough drive to enthuse the Old Trafford regulars. 7
12/22 Rob Green
Any goalkeeper who concedes four goals isn't going to score too highly. Made a number of decent saves which keeps his score respectable. 5
13/22 Mauricio Isla
Was brought to the club to give QPR a threat down the flank but continues to struggle in English football. 5
14/22 Steven Caulker
While the former Cardiff City man didn't do a great deal wrong, he went missing for large periods. 5
15/22 Rio Ferdinand
Would have had dreams last night of scoring the winner against his old club but was easily overrun by the new United talent. 5
16/22 Clint Hill
Taken off at half-time, his deflection took Angel di Maria's cross into his own net. A poor afternoon. 5
17/22 Junior Hoilett
Made little impact on the game but shouldn't let it get him down. These aren't the games which count for Rangers. 5
18/22 Niko Kranjcar
Showed glimpses of class but, like many of his team-mates, he failed to make his mark. 5
Didn't look match-fit at times and subsequently delivered a lukewarm performance on his debut. 5
20/22 Leroy Fer
Returned to the Premier League with QPR after relegation with Norwich City. Did little to suggest he will avoid that fate again. 5
21/22 Charlie Austin
A dangerous player at QPR's disposal but was left isolated for large periods. 6
22/22 Matty Phillips
Was bitterly unlucky not to score in the first half after David de Gea's error but it wasn't to be. 6
QPR can only dream of such lofty ambitions.
Harry Redknapp's team were woefully poor at Old Trafford. They gave the hosts way too much time on the ball and failed to take two clear-cut chances.
Midfielder Karl Henry admitted the game was "like a testimonial" because QPR afforded their opponents too much respect.
"It wasn't the game plan to show them respect but when you are out there on the pitch, you see they are a good side," Henry said.
"Their movement is very good and I think we got caught between trying to hold our shape and pressing them.
"When we did go pressing them, we didn't go in numbers. We didn't do what we set out to do.
"The end result is us looking like we stood off them and they are playing around like it is a testimonial.
"That's not what we want and the manager has told us that. We will learn from this and move on."
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