Michael Carrick limped off injured during Manchester United’s 4-2 win over Manchester City and will miss Saturday’s trip to Chelsea. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will have to reshuffle his defence for Saturday’s game at Chelsea after he revealed four of his first-team sq(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

Harry Kane heads home England’s fourth goal after just 80 seconds on the pitch in the Euro 2016 Group E game against Lithuania at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Carl Recine/Action Images/Reuters/Livepic

England 4 Lithuania 0Presumably, Harry Kane knows international football is not always this easy. The crowd were kept waiting to see England’s man-of-(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 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 winger Angel Di Maria (L) displays his new shirt and number on the pitch at Old Trafford with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Ashley Young is sure Manchester United did not make an expensive mistake when they spent €80 million and broke the British transfer record to sign Ang(...)

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  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Manchester United  manager Louis van Gaal: “We have a lot of attractive players but we have to score more goals.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United have improved since conceding five goals against today’s opponents earlier in the season, but as Leicester C(...)