Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

 Robin van Persie, signed to Manchester United for £24 million, has scored 10 goals this season. Van Gaal thinks it may be simply bad luck.  Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal admits that, despite having a £100 million frontline, Manchester United do not have a striker who can score 20 goals this season. The (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will make signing a creative midfielder his top summer priority. (Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble)

Louis van Gaal has prioritised buying a creative midfielder this summer as the Manchester United manager is being forced to use Wayne Rooney in the ro(...)

Manchester United’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring against West Ham United yesterday evening. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

When Sam Allardyce branded Louis van Gaal’s team as “long-ball United” following Daley Blind’s late equaliser from a Marouane Fellaini knockdown, the (...)

Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria, as armed raiders attempted to smash their way into the home of Manchester United footballer Angel di Maria. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Armed raiders attempted to smash their way into the home of Manchester United footballer Angel Di Maria.The offenders fled empty-handed though when an(...)

Robin van Persie of Manchester United shoots at goal under pressure from Josh Coulson of Cambridge United during the FA Cup fourth-round match  at The  Abbey Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0One has to wonder what the reception to this performance would have been were David Moyes still in charge of Man(...)

Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp  on the touchline during the 2-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester United  at Loftus Road. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Tony Fernandes has branded reports Harry Redknapp faces the sack at QPR as “a load of nonsense”, according to the Loftus Road manager. Redknapp claime(...)

PSG’s David Luiz was an interesting inclusion on Fifa’s 2014 team of the year. (Photograph: Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

The Paris St Germain and Brazil defender David Luiz was the surprise inclusion on Fifa’s 2014 Team of the Year announced at Monday’s Ballon d’Or cerem(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal watches his team in action at the Britannia Stadium. United are just three points better off than they were after 20 league games last season. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

When Manchester United began 2014, they had, for the first time under their manager of six months, David Moyes, just won four consecutive Premier Leag(...)