Tottenham will probably fall short in the English Premier League title race but that is not a reason to think the manager Mauricio Pochettino is not putting together a coming team for next season. Photograph: Lee smith/Reuters

There are those of us who have felt the praise directed Tottenham Hotspur’s way this season, particularly of late, has been over the top. Tottenham ar(...)

Matteo Darmian scored Manchester United’s second in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United 2 Crystal Palace 0 Louis van Gaal is currently all about the result and not the display as Manchester United try to chase down Ar(...)

Marcus Rashford was Manchester United’s match winner again against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United 1 Aston Villa 0 Aston Villa succumbed to the inevitable as defeat at Manchester United confirmed relegation after 28 years in the(...)

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side were beaten 3-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

Lads, it’s Manchester United. Or at least, it’s something that looks a bit like them, United at one remove, a United-style product. On a chilly, slow-(...)

Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring the first goal for Manchester United in their Premier League clash with Manchester City. Photo: Lee Cairnduff/Reuters

Manchester City 0 Manchester United 1 There has not been a surplus of material for Manchester United’s highlights reel this season but amid all the(...)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho shoots past Manchester United’s David de Gea to score their first goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp declared he was delighted with Philippe Coutinho’s “genius moment” that helped Liverpool moved into the quarter-final of the Europa Leagu(...)

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho  lifts the ball over   Manchester United  goalkeeper David de Gea to score the equaliser in the Europa League second leg at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Liverpool 1 (Liverpool win 3-1 on aggregate) On the balance of play, there can be no doubt the better team went through over the (...)

Mike Dean shows Juan Mata a red card at the Hawthorns during the first half on West Brom’s 1-0 win over Manchester United. Photograph: PA

Juan Mata has apologised after being sent off for the first time in his career in Manchester United’s defeat at West Brom. The midfielder collected (...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata is shown a red card by referee Mike Dean during his side’s Premier League clash with West Brom at the Hawthorns. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

West Bromwich Albion 1 Manchester United 0 West Bromwich Albion have waited for 32 years to celebrate victory in this fixture and it will not take (...)

Juan Mata scores from a free-kick for Manchester United in their Premier League game against    Watford at Old Trafford. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United 1 Watford 0 Manchester United are starting to catch fire as a late season surge is required to claim a Champions League place. When(...)