Both Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger failed to sign an established out-and-out centre forward during the last tranasfer window. Photo: David Price/Getty Images

As long-serving leading men go Wayne Rooney has always tended to attract an unusual degree of free-floating rage. The national team’s declining tou(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini: “In the past I played number 10 and number nine sometimes when I had to help the team,“ he said. “It’s not important where I play, it’s important to win the game.

Louis van Gaal will use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season and the Manchester United manager believes the erstwhile midfielder can be dange(...)

Two brilliant Memphis Depay goals helped Manchester United come from a goal down to take a 3-1 first leg lead against Club Brugge. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United 3 Club Brugge 1 It was the night Memphis Depay introduced himself properly to Old Trafford and, in the process, provided the (...)

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay is greeted by teammates Wayne Rooney, and Michael Carrick after scoring a goal in the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP

San Jose Earthquakes 1-3 Manchester United Manchester United’s mission on this warm California evening was to reach for the game-fluidity they (...)

Republic of Ireland squad training at Malahide ahead of the upcoming England friendly. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Paul McShane was the only one of 19 Ireland players in Malahide today not to train with the recently released Hull City defender still recovering f(...)

Hull City have been relegated to the Championship following a 0-0 draw with Manchester United at the KC Stadium. Photograph: Getty

Hull City 0 Manchester United 0 Farewell then, for now, Hull City. Steve Bruce’s game but toothless Tigers claimed the final relegation spot at(...)

Manchester United’s David de Gea had to be withdrawn due to injury, giving Victor Valdes his debut. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal There is a reasonable chance this might have been David de Gea’s final performance for Manchester United at Old Traf(...)

Marouane Fellaini’s header gave Manchester United a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and got Louis Van Gaal’s side back on track in the race for a Champions League spot. Photograph: Reuters

Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 Manchester United’s victory at Crystal Palace may have been unconvincing, but Louis van Gaal’s men will no(...)