Everton midfielder James McCarthy scores past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea during the Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photo:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Everton 3 Manchester United 0The Grim Reaper did not appear beside the visitors’ bench as he did for David Moyes’s final game as Manchester United man(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged Marouane Fellaini to keep his focus on his return to Goodison Park on Sunday. Photograph: Epa

Louis van Gaal has spoken to Marouane Fellaini about maintaining his focus during Sunday’s return to his former club Everton.Fellaini has emerged as a(...)

  Eden Hazard scores Chelsea’s goal in the Premier League clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Photo:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Chelsea 1 Manchester United 0Chelsea have one hand on the Premier League title after Eden Hazard knocked Manchester United out of the reckoning in the(...)

Wayne Rooney doesn’t give the impression he cherishes anybody’s shade. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Quite apart from the jaw-dropping audacity of the goal, and the electric charge it gave the World Cup on day two in Brazil last summer as the Netherl(...)

Used the right way: Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring on Sunday. Photograph:  Darren Staples/Reuters

Wayne Rooney has revealed that Manchester United’s victory over Manchester City was based on making the champions pay for having players who are unab(...)

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the second goal for Manchester United. Photo: Darren Staples/Reuters

Most of the things football managers say about their supporters can be categorised as lip-service. When Louis van Gaal thanked the home supporters at (...)

Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring Manchester United’s second goal in their victory over Manchester City. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP Photo

These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester United back. They have taken their time a(...)

 Chris Smalling of Manchester United celebrates after scoring United’s  fourth goal during the club’s Premier League derby against Manchester City at Old Trafford yesterday. Photograph Michael Regan/Getty Images

An intriguing strand of Louis van Gaal’s opening Manchester United campaign is how the manager is rejuvenating Old Trafford careers. At the head of th(...)

Chris Smalling is mobbed by his Manchester United team mates after he scored United’s fourth in their 4-2 win over Manchester City. Photograph: Afp

Manchester United 4 Manchester City 2These are the moments when it is starting to feel like English football might be getting the old Manchester Unite(...)

Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby. He last played against Swansea  City on February 21st where he picked up an ankle injury. Photograph:  John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Robin van Persie has declared himself fit for Sunday’s Manchester derby after missing United’s last six games following an ankle injury he suffered in(...)