Manchester United’s Phil Jones  celebrates the victory over Liverpool at Anfield. Photo: Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty

Manchester United’s Phil Jones has claimed he and Chris Smalling have silenced their critics following the pair’s impressive displays in the recent w(...)

Since Brendan Rodgers  took over at Liverpool, he has won only five of 26 matches against the big four of Chelsea, Arsenal and the Manchester clubs. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

There’s a good reason why football managers love nothing more than to gather their players together and make them listen to Al Pacino’s “inches” speec(...)

Steven Gerrard was sent off in the opening minute of the second half at Anfield over a tackle on Ander Herrera. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Oh, Stevie. What a way to say goodbye. Liverpool’s captain did at least on this occasion keep his footing. Unfortunately this was at the expense of A(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is hopeful that the club will qualify for either of next year’s European competitions. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks Premier League teams are failing in Europe because there is no winter break in English football.The Pr(...)

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick has signed a contract extension. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Michael Carrick has signed a one-year contract extension at Manchester United. Carrick has been one of Louis van Gaal’s best players since he returned(...)

Louis Van Gaal will retire when he leaves his post at Old Trafford. Photograph: PA

Louis van Gaal has insisted that coaching Manchester United will be his last managerial role and he is determined to help them qualify for next season(...)

Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal: football now merely a part of the bigger equation that is commercial success at Old Trafford. Photo:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

It had threatened to be a bad weekend for Wayne Rooney, but then it all turned out rather well. After 34 minutes, he seized on Nabil Bentaleb’s mispla(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney applauds the fans after the match against Tottenham Hotspur  at Old Trafford, Manchester.  Photograph: Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Manchester United defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 with a dominant display that enhanced their Champions League qualification hopes and dealt a serio(...)

Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates with a topical celebration after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0This was an afternoon when the Louis van Gaal “philosophy” finally appeared crystal clear. As in old times unde(...)