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(...)

Radamel Falcao celebrates after pulling Manchester United level against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Stoke City 1 Manchester United 1The momentum is no longer with Manchester United and they can count themselves a touch fortunate to have escaped with (...)

Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris saves from Manchester United’s Ashley Young at White Hart Lane in London. Photograph: EPA/Andy Rain

Nobody saw this stalemate coming. These two teams have been erratic in defence, and capable of better things going forward, yet the 0-0 was not roote(...)

Christian Eriksen of Spurs reacts after a missed chance on goal during the Premier League match against  Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester United 0 Nobody saw this stalemate coming. These two teams have been erratic in defence, to say the least, and capable (...)

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie (centre) celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Southampton   with team-mates Ashley Young (right) and Ander Herrera   at St Marys, Southampton. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal and his flexible system may enhance his squad’s Premier League hopes but an ever-growing injury list and the lack of European football(...)