West Ham’s Dimitri Payet: Suddenly – or so it seems – he is flavour of the month. Photograph: Steve Welsh/Getty Images

Dimitri Payet is 29 in March. It’s been a season of surprises in the Premier League and Payet’s birth date brings another. Just how he has reached t(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during his side’s match against Manchester United at Anfield. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

It had been a busy week for the players of Manchester United as they dutifully fulfilled their obligations to club sponsor Twentieth Century Fox by pl(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:  “You have to be happy as a Manchester United fan that we are in next round and we have won the last two games.” Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA

Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United fans should be happy with their team’s recent form and suggested that traffic around Old Trafford – rather tha(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes supporters should be happy because his side have won two games in a row. Photograph: PA

Louis van Gaal thinks Manchester United fans should be happy their team are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup and suggested that traffic aroun(...)

Sadio Mané is the scorer of the fastest Premier League hat-trick and there is ample time for the 23-year-old to get even better. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

As Sadio Mané took his place in the away dugout at Carrow Road on Saturday, he would have found it worthwhile to spend a few moments reflecting on how(...)

Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo has been forced to undergo surgery on his left shoulder. Photograph: Reuters

Manchester United’s problems deepened on Wednesday when Marcos Rojo confirmed he has had to undergo surgery on his left shoulder. Louis van Gaal’s pa(...)

Ronald Koeman has said Southampton need to spend money if they can’t retain their best players. Photograph: Afp

It has happened for the previous two summers and Ronald Koeman is no fool. The Southampton manager knows it will happen again next summer. There might(...)

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger  centres the ball resulting in the own goal by Troy Deeney  of Watford during the  Premier League match  at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Watford 1 Manchester United 2 Troy Deeney went from hero to villain in the space of five minutes as the Watford striker scored a late penalty and then(...)

 French supporters hold a banner to appreciate the support prior to the friendly match between England and France at Wembley. Photo: Clive Rose/Getty Images

In ordinary circumstances, it was the kind of result England would cherish on the countdown to a major tournament. These, of course, are not ordina(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal during training in foggy conditions. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has hit back at his critics again, reminding them that Old Trafford “was not always the Theatre of Dreams.” United topped the table at (...)