Louis van Gaal believes securing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League will be difficult after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at home with PSV. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal came up with a variation on Sven-Goran Eriksson’s old “first half good, second half not so good” routine when describing the dire Manch(...)

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(...)

Jesse Lingard came in for high praise from the Manchester United manager after his goal against West Brom on Saturday. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits he is likely to face some disappointment in his hunt for new recruits during the next transfer window.(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Middlesbrough players celebrate after they beat Manchester United 3-1 on penalties to advance to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manchester United 0 Middlesbrough 0 (Middlesbrough win 3-1 on penalties) Wayne Rooney’s season is going from bad to worse. The Manchester Unite(...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira during a training session at Carrington Training Ground. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Andreas Pereira is hoping for another chance to impress when Manchester United take on Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup. The 19-year-old midfielde(...)

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 (...)

Manchester United players celebrate after Anthony Martial equalised against CSKA Moscow in their Champions League Group B encounter. Photo: Kirill Kudryadtsev

CSKA Moscow 1 (Doumbia 15’) Manchester United 1 (Martial 65’) This was a struggle yet Manchester United found a way to grab a point through Anthony Ma(...)