Manchester United’s Ashley Young  celebrates scoring the wining goal in the Premier League game against Newcastle United at St James’ park. Photograph:  Lindsey Parnaby/EPA

Newcastle United 0 Manchester United 1An apparent first-half spitting contest between Papiss Cissé and Jonny Evans provided some unwanted controversy (...)

Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao is challenged by Sunderland’s John O’Shea and Wes Brown during the  Premier League match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Referee Roger East has told the body responsible for officiating standards in English football it was not a case of mistaken identity when he sent off(...)

Wayne Rooney scored form the spot as Manchester United beat Sunderland 2-0 at Old Trafford. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United 2 Sunderland 0Wayne Rooney scored his first league goals in over two months to give Manchester United a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sund(...)

 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 (...)

 Yokohama Rubber CEO Mr Katsuragawa and Chairman Mr Nagumo with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Bruce Buck during the annoucement of Chelsea’s new shirt sponsorship deal at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Darren Walsh/PA

The Japanese tyre firm Yokohama Rubber is to become Chelsea’s new shirt sponsor in a deal believed to be worth €275 million, making it the second mos(...)

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 Wayne Rooney falls to the ground after Preston’s Thorsten Stuckmann (not pictured) conceded a penalty against him. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Preston goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann has claimed that Wayne Rooney apologised for the way he won a penalty against him in Monday’s fifth round FA Cup(...)

Wayne Rooney has been accused of diving to win the penalty he slotted to give Manchester united a 3-1 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End at Deepdale. (Photograph: Reuters/Carl Recine)

Wayne Rooney was at the centre of a diving controversy as Manchester United came from behind to beat Preston North End and set up an FA Cup quarter-fi(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney (left) celebrates with  team mate Marouane Fellaini (right) after scoring the third against   Preston North End   at  Deepdale. Photograph: Peter Powell / EPA

Preston North End 1 Manchester United 3A comfortable scoreline, Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet and hostilities renewed in the quarter-finals with Arse(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will make signing a creative midfielder his top summer priority. (Photograph: Reuters/Phil Noble)

Louis van Gaal has prioritised buying a creative midfielder this summer as the Manchester United manager is being forced to use Wayne Rooney in the ro(...)