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(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is out for four weeks with a muscle  injury. (Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Darren Fletcher looks set to sign for West Ham despite the news that Michael Carrick has been sidelined for at least four weeks with a muscle injury.L(...)

Robin van Persie of Manchester United shoots at goal under pressure from Josh Coulson of Cambridge United during the FA Cup fourth-round match  at The  Abbey Stadium. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Cambridge United 0 Manchester United 0One has to wonder what the reception to this performance would have been were David Moyes still in charge of Man(...)

 James Wilson of Manchester United scores his team’s second goal past Robert Green of QPR   at Loftus Road. Photograph:  Mark Thompson/Getty Images

QPR 0 Manchester United 2Manchester United laboured to a third away league win of the season as they saw off QPR to strengthen the case any potential (...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)