Manchester United’s Robin van Persie (centre) celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Southampton   with team-mates Ashley Young (right) and Ander Herrera   at St Marys, Southampton. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal and his flexible system may enhance his squad’s Premier League hopes but an ever-growing injury list and the lack of European football(...)

Phil Jones has really struggled in recent seasons but will nonethless be a huge addition to the Manchester United defence upon his return. Photograph: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Phil Jones is back in training and is targeting Manchester United’s trip to Aston Villa on Saturday week for his return, with the defender having only(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling has been ruled out for two weeks with a groin strain he picked up during United’s 2-1 win over Southampton on Monday night

Chris Smalling will be out for two weeks with the groin tear he suffered in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Southampton on Monday evening.Smalling was (...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the opening goal  against Stoke City at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Manchester United 2 Stoke City 1Manchester United are beginning to resemble the juggernaut of old. This was a fourth consecutive league win under Lou(...)

Robin van Persie celebrates scoring Manchester United’s third goal in the  Premier League victory over Hull City at Old Trafford. Photograph:   Martin Rickett/PA

Robin van Persie felt he was back in business after capping Manchester United’s convincing 3-0 win over Hull with a superb final goal.The Dutchman str(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling is mobbed by his team-mates after his scrambled goal put his side 1-0 up against Hull City at Old Trafford

Manchester United 3 Hull City 0Manchester United are back up to fourth spot after a controlled and dominant performance against Hull City at Old Traff(...)

“But I have so many injured players and it is unbelievably difficult to create consistency in the team.”

Manchester United’s youthful and much-maligned defence stood firm to inspire their team to a 2-1 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday,(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling reacts after receiving a red card against Manchester City yesterday. Photograph: Epa/Peter Powell

Louis van Gaal branded Chris Smalling “stupid” for picking up a second yellow card that reduced Manchester United to 10 men and contributed to their 1(...)

Manchester United’s Chris Smalling  obstructs Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart  to earn himself his first yellow card during the  Premier League  match  at the Etihad stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Louis van Gaal angrily branded Chris Smalling “stupid” after his dismissal helped City beat United in the Manchester derby.United were holding their o(...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero fires home a goal during the Premier League match against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0It was a derby that left Manchester United a long way back in Manchester City’s wing-mirrors and, in the worst mo(...)