Manchester United’s Dutch coach Louis van Gaal waves to the crowd following the Champions League Group B match against VfL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester United avoided a second straight European defeat after coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 on Wednesday but manager Louis van Gaal say(...)

Chris Smalling stretches to steer home Manchester United’s winner against  VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters I

GROUP B: MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Mata 34pen, Smalling 53) VFL WOLFSBURG 1 (Caligiuri 4) For a while, Manchester United briefly threatened to add(...)

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(...)

Manchester United striker Anthony Martial scores the first goal of his two goals in the Premier League clash against Southampton at St Mary’s. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters/Livepic

Southampton 2 Manchester United 3 At the beginning and end United were a mess – but the result was determined by what happened in between those two sp(...)

PSV’s Hector Moreno tackles Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, which left the defender with a suspected broken leg. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven 2 Manchester United 1 This was a night of deep dismay for Manchester United. On their re-entry into the Champions League group stage Luk(...)

Anthony Martial opens his Manchester United goalscoring account as he beats Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In his comments on Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick strengthened the sense of what strange times these are at Manchester United. Martial made an ex(...)

Bafétimbi Gomis scores the second goal for Swansea against Manchester United during the  Premier League match at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal must be sick of the sight of Swansea City. The Dutchman has been managing in the Premier League for little more than a year but he has(...)

Swansea City’s Bafetimbi Gomis celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photo: Paul Ellis/AP

Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1 Louis van Gaal must be sick of the sight of Swansea City. The Dutchman has been managing in the Premier League for (...)

Wayne Rooney celebrates netting a hat-trick as Manchester United defeated Club Brugge in their Champions League playoff tie. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Club Brugge 0 Manchester United 4 (1-7 on aggregate) This was an evening of optimum satisfaction for Manchester United. Wayne Rooney ended a 10(...)

Louis van Gaal during the 0-0 draw with Newcastle. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Louis van Gaal denied he was in urgent need of attacking reinforcements despite watching his Manchester United team record a disappointing goalless dr(...)