New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:  “It is the biggest club because of world renown but in sport you are never the biggest unless you’ve proved it every season.” Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA

Louis van Gaal says he is only interested in winning the Premier League in his first season at Manchester United. The Dutchman has, however, asked f(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and club ambassador Bobby Charlton during a photocall at Old Trafford, Manchester. Photograph:  Martin Rickett / PA Wire

Louis van Gaal said he was only interested in winning the Premier League in his first season as manager while also revealing that Michael Carrick had (...)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says England must play like Liverpool in Brazil  Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Paul Scholes has called for England to “adopt Liverpool’s attacking mentality” at the World Cup and has encouraged Roy Hodgson to include up to five o(...)

 Louis Van Gaal at Old Trafford prior to a Champions League match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich in 2010. Photograph:Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

There is a famous story about Louis van Gaal from his time at Bayern Munich. Van Gaal had insisted from the start on two major protocols at team meals(...)

England soccer manager Roy Hodgson announces his squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.   Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Michael Carrick, Andy Carroll and Kyle Walker have been left out of the 23-man England World Cup squad named by Roy Hodgson for Brazil this afternoon.(...)

 Wayne Rooney attends a training session on the eve of the  Champions League quarter final match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United at the  Allianz Arena, Munich. Photo: Peter Powell

Manchester United should look no further than Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal – on two occasions – for how to execute a successful raid on(...)

 Ryan Giggs is one of five changes to the Manchester United side for the match against Bayern Munich. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

David Moyes put his faith in the old legs of Ryan Giggs once more as Manchester United sought to achieve a positive result against holders Baye(...)

Manchester United’s Juan Mata   scores during the Premier League  match against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester Utd 4 Aston Villa 1: David Moyes ended a difficult week on a high as Manchester United cruise(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney sizes up his shot from close to the halfway line in the Premier League game against West Ham at Upton Park. Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

West Ham 0 Manchester United 2: Wayne Rooney produced his own David Beckham moment to put Manchester United on course for an impressive victory at (...)

Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie (centre) is congratulated by teammate Michael Carrick (right) after scoring against Olympiakos. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Michael Carrick has seen too many false dawns this season to know the epic comeback against Olympiacos does not mean Manchester United will def(...)