Angel Di Maria slips past QPR’S Charlie Austin during their Premier League match at Loftus Road last week, the Manchester United midfielder was played as a striker by Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters.

Louis van Gaal has come out fighting over supporters’ criticism of his 3-5-2 formation, accepting that the players might be more comfortable with 4-4(...)

  Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal is confident David de Gea will resist Real Madrid’s overtures and sign a new contract with Manchester United. Van Gaal completed his (...)

Manchester United have announced the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on an initial 18-month contract. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA

Manchester United have completed the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on a free transfer.Valdes has been training at United since (...)

Former Barcelona ’keeper Victor Valdes is set to join Manchester United on an 18 month deal. (Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Manchester United are set to announce the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on an 18-month contract.Valdes has been a free agent si(...)

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has been told there will be no limit on summer spending as he looks to bring in reinforcements in central defence, central midfield, at full back, on the wings and up front

Manchester United are planning another summer transfer splurge after this year’s £150m spend, with Real Madrid being viewed as the model for a strateg(...)

Victor Valdes will train with manchester United as he continues his recovery from injury.  Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury at Manchester United. The 32-year-old, who came throug(...)

Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal has been appointed manager of Manchester United on a three-year deal and vowed to “make history” at the club. The Netherlands coach wi(...)

Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets steps on Real Madrid’s Pepe as players confront each other after Lionel Messi’s first goal at the  Bernabeu. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

As one former Barcelona player puts it: “It is the game of the century, even if there are eight of them a year.” It is a comment not just on th(...)

Neymar: Barcelona’s marquee signing in the summer is struggling to find his form after controversy over his multi-million euro move from Santos.

On Sunday, Barcelona will play Real Madrid at the Bernabéu stadium. Clásicos tend to define a season in Spanish football, this year’s encounter(...)

Barcelona’s Dani Alves at yesterday’s press conference where he defended team-mate and compatriot Neymar.

Barcelona defender Dani Alves has defended his team-mate and compatriot Neymar, claiming the forward has only been criticised in recent weeks f(...)