Wayne Rooney
Rooney scored three goals in Manchester United's win against Club BruggeGetty Images

Manchester United qualified for the Champions League group stages after a 4-0 victory over Club Brugge. Louis van Gaal wants more victories from his men this season, similar to the one achieved over the Belgian side on 26 August.

After a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford in the first leg of the play-off, the Premier League side were the favourites to avoid Europa League. Wayne Rooney ended his goal drought as the England international scored a hat-trick, before Ander Herrera scored his first goal of this campaign.

The English side registered a 7-1 aggregate victory over Brugge. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is delighted with his side's performance as they maintained their fourth clean sheet in five matches played so far in the 2015/16 season.

"We need more victories like this. For the fourth time we kept a clean sheet and created a lot of chances, because Brugge must come [and attack], they were very open. It was relatively easy, but you have to do it as it's not so easy as everybody thinks. I was happy," Van Gaal told United's official website.

"We already believe, I don't think that (confidence among the squad) shall change. Yes we think that we were very organised and we played the ball more simply than before. You can create in the gaps, we have done that and we scored. That is also good," he added.

Rooney's poor form up front has seen him receive a lot of criticism from former players and few football pundits. Chris Waddle urged Van Gaal to sign a top-class striker before the end of the transfer window.

The United manager believes a hat-trick against Brugge will give the former Everton striker the much needed boost for the upcoming fixtures and Van Gaal claimed he was confident Rooney would find his form back.

"Yes of course, every goal shall give confidence to every player and also to Wayne. But I am very happy for him. He was generous to give the penalty to Chicha but I think it was a slip. I haven't seen the images again yet... Wayne has the best mentality that you can imagine. Such players of that level shall always come back," the United manager concluded.