Andy Cole, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes – three of Manchester United’s great players from 1990s. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Which was the greatest football team in history? The Brazilians of 1970? The Dutch AC Milan of the late 80s? The Barcelona of Guardiola and M(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: “We have to score more goals  . . . but only one more than the opponent.” Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

For Manchester United, defence could prove the best way of mounting an attack on the Premier League title. After 12 games United have conceded (...)

Joint Salford City owner Paul Scholes celebrates victory in the changing room after the FA Cup first round win over Notts County at Moor Lane. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Paul Scholes was singing and dancing to the sounds of Rick Astley in the Salford City changing rooms after they dumped Notts County out of the FA Cup (...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has responded to Paul Scholes’ claim that he doesn’t take risks. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Louis van Gaal is unconcerned by Paul Scholes’ criticism of Manchester United for “lacking creativity”, citing the nursery rhyme: “Sticks and stones c(...)

Former Manchester United stars Ryan Giggs (left) and Gary Neville. Former United captain  Neville said he was ‘relaxed’ about idea of homeless activists occupying his hotel development in Manchester.  Photograph: Getty

When Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs got planning permission to turn the historic Manchester stock exchange into a boutique (...)

As a player Roy Keane came to owe Alex Ferguson a lot but there was a time when the Scot would have readily acknowledged  the scale of the repayment made. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The Roy Keane parody account on Twitter has been quiet of late and whoever is behind it continued to lay low yesterday. What with the Cork man claim(...)

Alex Ferguson wanted neither David Moyes nor Louis van Gaal to replace him. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Alex Ferguson has revealed that David Moyes, the man chosen as his managerial successor at Manchester United, was sixth on a list of ideal replacemen(...)

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

The pressure Louis van Gaal is feeling as Manchester United re-enter the Champions League after a 20-month hiatus showed when Adnan Januzaj was asked (...)

Leinster interim head coach Leo Cullen at an open training session at Edenderry RFC yesterday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leo Cullen has a sensible face. Elderly, almost. It’s always been like that. The prospective Leinster head coach is just one of those chaps of whom(...)

Thomas Müller in action for Bayern Munich during a  friendly against Inter Milan in  Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm says he cannot guarantee that Thomas Müller will not follow Bastian Schweinsteiger to Manchester United. Rep(...)