Louis van Gaal’s substitution of Anthony Martial for Marouane Fellaini during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow attracted the ire of the Old Trafford crowd. Photograph: PA

His faith in Wayne Rooney was vindicated, his tactical substitution worked to perfection, Manchester United took control of their Champions League gro(...)

Wayne Rooney turns 30 on Saturday, the day before the Manchester derby. Photograph: Reuters

As Manchester United cruised at 40,000 feet towards Russia and their encounter with CSKA Moscow, Wayne Rooney insisted his career will remain on its (...)

Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane sits third in the Uefa list of all time national goalscorers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Robbie Keane’s 65 goals for the Republic of Ireland leaves him third on a list of Europe’s all-time leading national goalscorers published by Uefa. T(...)

Gordon Strachan, pictured here during a training session near Glasgow this week, has revitalised the Scotland team.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

A little truck stuffed with goalposts and dirty footballs pulled away from lush grass in front of the stately hotel on the banks of the Clyde on Monda(...)

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho gestures during their Premier League victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, London. Photograph: Reuters

When Paul Merson is unimpressed by a player’s performance he is in the habit of declaring “he’s like a fish up a tree”, a curious enough assessment an(...)

Wayne Rooney retrieves the ball during the Champions League match between Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney joined the small and exclusive band of Manchester United footballers to score 200 goals for the club last night but still could not bring(...)