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(...)

David de Gea says he is happy at Manchester United and has thanked Louis van Gaal and United fans for helping him settle back in after his move to Real Madrid fell through. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

David de Gea is “really happy” at Manchester United and has thanked the manager, Louis van Gaal, and supporters for helping him settle back in after t(...)

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard celebrates scoring their first goal wih Marcos Rojo. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Manchester United 2 West Brom 0 Jesse Lingard gave the home support inside Old Trafford something to cheer as he helped Manchester United to a 2-0 vic(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is congratulated by Bastian Schweinsteiger  and Memphis Depay after scoring the winner against CSKA Moscow. Photograph: EPA

Manchester United 1 CSKA Moscow 0 By the time Manchester United emerged from a stressful, wearying and occasionally mutinous night Wayne Rooney(...)

Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney exchanges words with Manchester United’s Ander Herrera during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0 Manchester United lost ground in the race for the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace that cou(...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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(...)