Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and manager Louis van Gaal speak during squad training. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has given Luke Shaw a few days off to aid his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in Manchester United’s opening Champions Leagu(...)

 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(...)

Michael Carrick leaves the pitch during England’s friendly match against Spain played at the Rico Perez stadium in Alicante. Photograph: EPA

England and Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick sustained an ankle injury during England’s 2-0 friendly defeat in Spain on Friday. The 34-yea(...)

Louis van Gaal was left to rue his side’s missed chances in their League Cup defeat to Middlesbrough. Photograph: Reuters

Middlesbrough were lucky to win on penalties, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said after his side were knocked out of the League Cup by the (...)

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(...)

Louis van Gaal has said the lack of a winter break in English football is ‘evil’. Photograph: Getty

The lack of a winter break in the Premier League leaves players exhausted at the end of the season and is partly to blame for England’s failure on th(...)

Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and Daley Blind look dejected at the end of the match. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Michael Carrick has agreed with manager Louis van Gaal’s damning assessment of Manchester United’s performance in their 3-0 defeat by Arsenal on Sunda(...)

England manager Roy Hodgson during the squad announcement at Wembley Stadium, London. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

England manager Roy Hodgson says there’s been no guarantees given to Aston Villa winger Jack Grealish that he will be called up into the English se(...)