Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal speaks with Wayne Rooney after he is substituted during the  match at the King Power Stadium Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Louis van Gaal refused to blame his Manchester United players for another flat display after they hit back from Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking(...)

Manchester United’s James Wilson in action during the side’s Capital One Cup clash against Middlesbrough. Photo: John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Manchester United striker James Wilson has joined Brighton on loan until the end of the season. The 19-year-old signed a new four-year con(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney looks despondent after his side’s 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League group stages. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United can still qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League despite their “panicky” performance (...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and manager Louis van Gaal speak during squad training. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Louis van Gaal has given Luke Shaw a few days off to aid his recovery from the broken leg he suffered in Manchester United’s opening Champions Leagu(...)

 Anthony Martial (right) with Andreas Pereira, Chris Smalling and Jesse Lingard  during a Manchester United  training session at  Carrington ahead of the Champions League game with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini are available for Manchester United’s Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford(...)

Wayne Rooney has returned to training ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League fixture against PSV on Wednesday. Photograph: PA

Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial have returned to training ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League match against PSV. Rooney and Martial missed(...)

Watford’s Troy Deeney ends up in the net with the ball as his own goal gave United victory. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

Alex Ferguson often said Manchester United liked to make life hard for themselves. They have mostly just been hard to watch during Louis van Gaal’s s(...)

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger  centres the ball resulting in the own goal by Troy Deeney  of Watford during the  Premier League match  at Vicarage Road. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Watford 1 Manchester United 2 Troy Deeney went from hero to villain in the space of five minutes as the Watford striker scored a late penalty and then(...)

Manchester United’s James Wilso scores a goal against Hull City in May 2014. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Manchester United will be without skipper Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Anthony Martial for their visit to Watford on Saturday(...)

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 (...)