Brugge manager Michel Preud’homme: “To get a miracle, you need to be perfect and you need the other to not play at his best potential. We have a lot of players out, too.” Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has left Real Madrid target David de Gea out of his squad for the second leg of Manchester United’s Champions League play-off against C(...)

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay is greeted by teammates Wayne Rooney, and Michael Carrick after scoring a goal in the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP

San Jose Earthquakes 1-3 Manchester United Manchester United’s mission on this warm California evening was to reach for the game-fluidity they (...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester Utd The Hawthorns 7.45pm, Sky Sports 1 Louis van Gaal believes defeating West Bromwich Albion at The Hawtho(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with Angel Di Maria after the club broke the British transfer fee record  to bring the player to Old Trafford. Photograph: EPA

Louis van Gaal will have money to spend in January if he still believes his Manchester United squad is not up to scratch.Van Gaal was by far the bigge(...)

 Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria  displays his new shirt and number on the pitch at Old Trafford with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photo: Peter Powell/EPA

Manchester United are in a frantic final push to recoup as much money as possible before the transfer window closes following Ángel di María’s €75.4 (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal waves to the Old Trafford crowd. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

We were informed how he walked and where he walked. How he stood and where he stood. We had his facial expressions and the language of his body interp(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal expects Marcos Rojo to be a major addition to his squad. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Louis van Gaal has made a move to strengthen his much-maligned defence after completing the signing of Argentina international Marcos Rojo from Sport(...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie could face Sunderland at the weekend. Photograph: Darren Staples / Reuters

Robin van Persie is likely to give Louis van Gaal a much-needed boost by being available for Manchester United’s trip to Sunderland on Sunday, with t(...)