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 Phil Jones  celebrates the victory over Liverpool at Anfield. Photo: Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty

Manchester United’s Phil Jones has claimed he and Chris Smalling have silenced their critics following the pair’s impressive displays in the recent w(...)

Juan Mata’s stunning scissor kick put Manchester United two ahead in their 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool 1 Manchester United 2It was the kind of performance from Manchester United that has been a long time in the making and, for Steven Gerrard, (...)

Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney celebrates with a topical celebration after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0This was an afternoon when the Louis van Gaal “philosophy” finally appeared crystal clear. As in old times unde(...)

Manchester United slumped to just their second defeat in 20 matches after they were beaten 2-1 by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1Swansea completed their first-ever league double over Manchester United to dent the Red Devils’ hopes of finishing i(...)

Manchester United’s Daley Blind celebrates scoring against West Ham United yesterday evening. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

When Sam Allardyce branded Louis van Gaal’s team as “long-ball United” following Daley Blind’s late equaliser from a Marouane Fellaini knockdown, the (...)

 Daley Blind of Manchester United celebrates after scoring an injury-time equaliser aganist West Ham at the  Boleyn Ground. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

West Ham United 1 Manchester United 1An injury-time strike from Daley Blind earned Manchester United a point that they scarcely deserved. The visitors(...)

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(...)

Radamel Falcao celebrates putting Manchester United two goals up in their 3-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford. (Photograph: Reuters/Darren Staples)

Manchester United 3 Leicester City 1 Robin van Persie ended his dry spell with a spectacular finish that propelled Manchester United to a comfortable (...)

 Dusan Tadic of Southampton celebrates scoring the winner against  Manchester United   at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester United 0 Southampton 1The last time Southampton won a league match at this ground was in 1988, when Colin Clarke scored both the goals. But(...)