Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the second goal for Manchester United. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

Most of the things football managers say about their supporters can be categorised as lip-service. When Louis van Gaal thanked the home supporters at (...)

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal in their victory over Manchester City. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP Photo

These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester United back. They have taken their time a(...)

 Chris Smalling of Manchester United celebrates after scoring United’s  fourth goal during the club’s Premier League derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday. Photograph Michael Regan/Getty Images

An intriguing strand of Louis van Gaal’s opening Manchester United campaign is how the manager is rejuvenating Old Trafford careers. At the head of th(...)

Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney will be hoping United can continue their fine form and regain some bragging rights. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP

Wayne Rooney wants to put a smile back on the faces of Manchester United fans by claiming victory in Sunday’s derby against City at Old Trafford.Roone(...)

Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby. He last played against Swansea  City on February 21st where he picked up an ankle injury. Photograph:  John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby after missing United’s last six games following an ankle injury he suffered in(...)

Ander Herrera celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal in Manchester United’s win against Aston Villa. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United 3 Aston Villa 1 Manchester United temporarily climbed above their ‘noisy neighbours’ into third position thanks to a 3-1 win (...)

West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis faces his old club Stoke City on the back of last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Aston Villa. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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 Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

Wayne Rooney scored form the spot as Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sund(...)