Michael Carrick limped off injured during Manchester United’s 4-2 win over Manchester City and will miss Saturday’s trip to Chelsea. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will have to reshuffle his defence for Saturday’s game at Chelsea after he revealed four of his first-team sq(...)

 Andros Townsend scores  England’s equaliser past Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the friendly international     at the Juventus Stadium  in Turin. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italy 1 England 1As Gary Lineker volunteered a few minutes in, let’s hope Harry Kane can come out of this scoring slump. England’s new striker found i(...)

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(...)