Manchester United's destruction of La Galaxy was noticeable for more than the 7-0 scoreline, the match featured a formation [3-4-1-2] that is foreign to the club. Yet, after a sweeping victory, it appears that 3-4-1-2 will be the way forward.
"We introduced a new system that we have only played two times on the training pitch 11 versus 11," the Dutchman told reporters post-game, "but the boys are willing to pick up the information. It is fantastic how they have performed.
"Last week, 10 players who played [on Wednesday night] were not even in our training complex.
"When you want to change a system, you must start at once. We don't have time to prepare for other things.
"The other system they can play is 4-3-3 and they have played it for many years. I can change back if the system doesn't work. With the quality of the players we have, I can play 4-3-3 with three strikers on the bench but I want to play with two strikers."
"It was not just the goals but the beautiful attacks," enthused the 62-year-old.
"I never go back, I always want to see the future. When I see my team playing a new system, it is better to win 7-0 than to lose because the players will then doubt the system but now I don't have that problem."
He did however, express some concern with the amount of playmakers the club has, suggesting a few might need to be sold.
"We have four No.10s so the selection is not balanced, in my eyes," he added. "I have decided to play this system because of the quality of the players but, if we lose, I can change back to another system."