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 (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling scores his, and his team’s second goal during their 3-1 victory over Burnley. Photograph: AFP Photo/Oli Scarff

Manchester United 3 Burnley 1Chris Smalling should have been a candidate for man-of-the-match after the two first-half goals that propelled his side (...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Angel Di Maria slips past QPR’S Charlie Austin during their Premier League match at Loftus Road last week, the Manchester United midfielder was played as a striker by Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

Louis van Gaal has come out fighting over supporters’ criticism of his 3-5-2 formation, accepting that the players might be more comfortable with 4-4(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho feels referees should let free to do their job. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

José Mourinho has again aired his frustration at the perceived injustices he says complicate his task at Chelsea. Speaking for the first time since b(...)

Louis van Gaal admitted that the decision not to include Radamel Falcao in his squad was a tactical one as Manchester United drew a blank against Southampton. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Radamel Falcao’s future at Manchester United is in doubt alongside several senior players whose contracts expire in 18 months, with David de Gea, Rob(...)

 Dusan Tadic of Southampton celebrates scoring the winner against  Manchester United   at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester United 0 Southampton 1The last time Southampton won a league match at this ground was in 1988, when Colin Clarke scored both the goals. But(...)

Ander Herrera (second right) of Manchester United watches his shot sail over Yeovil’s goal keeper Jed Steer  at Huish Park. Photograph: Dylan Martinez / Reuters

Yeovil Town 0 Manchester United 2“We are Yeovil Town, ooh arrr!” went the chorus of “Yeovil True”, the song they once took to 36 in the charts. The su(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)