Watford’s Troy Deeney ends up in the net with the ball as his own goal gave United victory. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Alex Ferguson often said Manchester United liked to make life hard for themselves. They have mostly just been hard to watch during Louis van Gaal’s s(...)

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger  centres the ball resulting in the own goal by Troy Deeney  of Watford during the  Premier League match  at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Watford 1 Manchester United 2 Troy Deeney went from hero to villain in the space of five minutes as the Watford striker scored a late penalty and then(...)

Louis van Gaal was left to rue his side’s missed chances in their League Cup defeat to Middlesbrough. Photograph: Reuters

Middlesbrough were lucky to win on penalties, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said after his side were knocked out of the League Cup by the (...)

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard hits the bar during the derby match against Manchester City at Old Trafford. Photograph:    Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic .

Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0 This was the first goalless draw in this famous fixture since November 2010 and given the disappointing quality (...)

Louis van Gaal has said the lack of a winter break in English football is ‘evil’. Photograph: Getty

The lack of a winter break in the Premier League leaves players exhausted at the end of the season and is partly to blame for England’s failure on th(...)

Ander herrera scored Manchester United’s second on his return to Louis van Gaal’s starting line-up. Reuters

Everton 0 Manchester United 3 Wayne Rooney scored his first goal at Goodison Park for eight years as Manchester United coasted to a 3-0 victory(...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his side’s third goal against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

Arsenal 3 (Sanchez 6’, 19’, Ozil 7’) Manchester United 0 Alexis Sanchez’s stunning first-half brace helped Arsenal blow away Manchester United (...)

Manchester United’s Dutch coach Louis van Gaal waves to the crowd following the Champions League Group B match against VfL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United avoided a second straight European defeat after coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 on Wednesday but manager Louis van Gaal say(...)

Chris Smalling stretches to steer home Manchester United’s winner against  VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters I

GROUP B: MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Mata 34pen, Smalling 53) VFL WOLFSBURG 1 (Caligiuri 4) For a while, Manchester United briefly threatened to add(...)

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial scores the first goal of his two goals in the Premier League clash against Southampton at St Mary’s. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters/Livepic

Southampton 2 Manchester United 3 At the beginning and end United were a mess – but the result was determined by what happened in between those two sp(...)