Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is defiant that he will not be sacked despite his team slipping further from the top four after a 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Photo: Andy Rain/PA

Louis van Gaal stood his ground on Sunday amid growing speculation his time as Manchester United manager will be ended early. Jose Mourinho continues(...)

Wayne Rooney scored Manchester United’s third in their 3-0 win over Stoke City. Photograph: Reuters

Wouldn’t you just know it? You wait 11 games for a first-half goal at Old Trafford and then two come along at once. Either Stoke have hit an unusually(...)

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial celebrates scoring against Stoke City at Old Trafford. Photograph: EPA

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Zach Fagan, once of Arsenal, now playing with Welling United. Photograph: Getty Images

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Louis van Gaal said Manchester United only have themselves to blame for their 3-3 draw away at Newcastle. Photograph: Getty

It was a case of one step forward and two steps back for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal as they cast off their recent “boring” image on Tyneside(...)

Newcastle United left back Paul Dummett scores the late equaliser in the Premier League game against Manchester United at   St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

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Wayne Rooney fires home a penalty in injury time as Manchester United beat Sheffield United 1-0 in the FA Cup third-round match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United 1 Sheffield United 0 Wayne Rooney scored an injury-time penalty against Sheffield United to spare Louis van Gaal’s blushes and send(...)

Bournemouth striker Joshua King celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the  Premier League  match against  Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

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Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and West Ham’s Alex Song battle for possession during the game at Old Trafford. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters.

A manager with a famous philosophy was sounding unusually philosophical. “I’m not God,” said Louis van Gaal in a rare instance of him accepting there(...)

Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger (centre) goes down under a challenge from West Ham United’s Alex Song  at Old Trafford. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

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