Louis van Gaal believes securing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League will be difficult after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at home with PSV. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal came up with a variation on Sven-Goran Eriksson’s old “first half good, second half not so good” routine when describing the dire Manch(...)

 Anthony Martial (right) with Andreas Pereira, Chris Smalling and Jesse Lingard  during a Manchester United  training session at  Carrington ahead of the Champions League game with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini are available for Manchester United’s Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford(...)

Wayne Rooney has returned to training ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League fixture against PSV on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have returned to training ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League match against PSV. Rooney and Martial missed(...)

Watford’s Troy Deeney ends up in the net with the ball as his own goal gave United victory. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Alex Ferguson often said Manchester United liked to make life hard for themselves. They have mostly just been hard to watch during Louis van Gaal’s s(...)

Louis van Gaal is unlikely to change his ways to appease supporters frustrated at Manchester united’s current style of play. Photograph: PA

Amid all the rancour and frustration, it has almost seemed to go unnoticed during this jarring spell for Manchester United that Louis van Gaal’s team (...)

Louis van Gaal’s substitution of Anthony Martial for Marouane Fellaini during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow attracted the ire of the Old Trafford crowd. Photograph: PA

His faith in Wayne Rooney was vindicated, his tactical substitution worked to perfection, Manchester United took control of their Champions League gro(...)

Crystal Palace’s Damien Delaney exchanges words with Manchester United’s Ander Herrera during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA

Crystal Palace 0 Manchester United 0 Manchester United lost ground in the race for the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace that cou(...)

Middlesbrough players celebrate after they beat Manchester United 3-1 on penalties to advance to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manchester United 0 Middlesbrough 0 (Middlesbrough win 3-1 on penalties) Wayne Rooney’s season is going from bad to worse. The Manchester Unite(...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata and Andreas Pereira during a training session at Carrington Training Ground. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Andreas Pereira is hoping for another chance to impress when Manchester United take on Middlesbrough in the Capital One Cup. The 19-year-old midfielde(...)

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard hits the bar during the derby match against Manchester City at Old Trafford. Photograph:    Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic .

Manchester United 0 Manchester City 0 This was the first goalless draw in this famous fixture since November 2010 and given the disappointing quality (...)