Marouane Fellaini competes with Gary Cahill during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

Louis van Gaal was only a few days out regarding his plea for time. Judge his team and his philosophy after three months, he said, when becoming the (...)

 Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj goes past Chelsea’s  Cesc Fabregas  during the  Premier League match at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

José Mourinho-Louis van Gaal contest ends with honours evenThis was a chance to discover how adept Louis van Gaal remained at the club management game(...)

Louis van Gaal: says Robin van Persie just needs a bit of luck to score.

Listen to Louis van Gaal on Robin van Persie and the impression given is hardly that the striker is fighting to retain his place in the Manchester Uni(...)

 Louis van Gaal: “We have a lot of creative attacking players in our selection and I like that. But I also like to think that you have the discipline to come back in a certain shape because now we have conceded too many goals.” Photograph: PA

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United have conceded “too many goals” and has told the team to start defending as a unit, beginning with the strik(...)

 Dutch legend Johan Cruyff  during the annual Open Day of the Johan Cruyff Foundation at the Olympic Stadium in AmsterdamPhotograph: Koen van Weel / EPA

Johan Cruyff has come home to Amsterdam and, on a cloudy day in the old city where he was born, grew up and made his professional debut for Ajax 50 ye(...)

  Danny Welbeck training with Arsenal after his move from Manchester United. Photograph:  Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has delivered a brutal explanation for Manchester United’s decision to sell Danny Welbeck to Arsenal, saying the England international(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has inherited a bit of a mess but he is the man to sort it out. As well as coaxing the best out of what he’s got, he is also committed to blooding young players. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Saturday. 12.45pm. Old Trafford will be graced by a true sporting great. Nope, not Maroune Fellaini, but Rory McIlroy, the world’s best golfer and a U(...)

Manchester United are lining up a move for  Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo. Photograph:   Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

Louis van Gaal hopes to sign the Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for €20 million and is renewing his interest in Ángel di María af(...)

 Antonio Sanabria (right) of AS Roma passes the ball past Luke Shaw (Manchester United). Shaw has been told by Louis van Gaal to get fit. Photograph: Bob Pearson/Epa

Manchester United have had to devise a special training programme to get Luke Shaw in shape for the start of the season.Shaw had a fortnight off afte(...)

Belgium’s Divock Origi is congratulated by teammates Daniel Van Buyten and Axel Witsel after scoring a goal against Russia at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters

After a 12-year absence from the tournament, two wins and early qualification for the knockout stages of the World Cup should have meant Belgium goin(...)