Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. The 25-year-old mad(...)

 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 striker Robin van Persie will miss next month’s FA Cup tie with Arsenal after picking up an ankle injury in the 2-1 defeat away to Swansea City. Photograph: AFP

Robin van Persie is out for a minimum of two weeks with an ankle injury so will be unavailable when Manchester United face his former club Arsenal in (...)

Swansea City are to deal with one of their directors, John van Zenden, who labelled Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal an ‘arrogant bastard’. (Photograph: Reuters / Rebecca Naden)

Swansea City have distanced themselves from their director, John van Zwenden, with the chairman, Huw Jenkins, stating he will be “dealt with internall(...)

Manchester United’s Dutch striker Robin van Persie reacts off the pitch after a tackle during the English Premier League football match between Swansea and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Inpho

Robin van Persie left the Liberty Stadium on crutches as Louis van Gaal branded Manchester United’s defeat at Swansea as “amazing”.Dutch striker Van P(...)

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 manager Louis van Gaal applauds the FA Cup match against Preston North End. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Louis van Gaal believes he has won the hearts and minds of his Manchester United squad and the club’s fans, saying he receives the “highest credit” f(...)

 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’s Dutch manager Louis van Gaal Photograph: Oli Scarff/Afp/Getty

Louis van Gaal has admitted he has yet to find the best balance for Manchester United but the manager is content with their results after losing only(...)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has said the current side are miserable to watch under Louis Van Gaal. (Phorograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has called some of the football his old club are playing under Louis van Gaal “miserable”.Despite Van(...)