Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia  fails to stop Barcelona’s  Lionel Messi  from scoring at the Nou Camp in  2011.  Photograp: Carl De Souza/Getty Images

For the three English clubs left in the Champions League there must be a sense of deja vu about the draw for the last 16 but not a great deal of sati(...)

Louis van Gaal at Manchester United’s training session in the Volkswagen Arena ahead of their Champions League tie with Wolfsburg. Photo: John MacDougall/Getty Images

Louis van Gaal might not have realised when he took his seat in the third-floor suite at Wolfsburg’s stadium that it was 10 years to the day since Ma(...)

Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian and Juan Mata during training at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United go into one of the more important matches of Louis van Gaal’s 18-month reign with the club’s former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, adm(...)

Manchester United’s Bastian Schweinsteiger and West Ham’s Alex Song battle for possession during the game at Old Trafford. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters.

A manager with a famous philosophy was sounding unusually philosophical. “I’m not God,” said Louis van Gaal in a rare instance of him accepting there(...)

Manchester City fans have been booing the Champions League anthem. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Manchester City will not face any sanctions from Uefa for their fans booing the Champions League anthem. Uefa’s disciplinary body has reviewed the cas(...)

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 (...)

 Louis van Gaal stands by his controversial decision to substitute Anthony Martial for Marouane Fellaini in Manchester United’s narrow victory over CSKA Moscow. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Louis van Gaal wants Manchester United supporters to aim their anger towards him rather than his players. United fans booed loudly when Van Gaal subst(...)

Louis van Gaal’s substitution of Anthony Martial for Marouane Fellaini during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow attracted the ire of the Old Trafford crowd. Photograph: PA

His faith in Wayne Rooney was vindicated, his tactical substitution worked to perfection, Manchester United took control of their Champions League gro(...)

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney is congratulated by Bastian Schweinsteiger  and Memphis Depay after scoring the winner against CSKA Moscow. Photograph: EPA

Manchester United 1 CSKA Moscow 0 By the time Manchester United emerged from a stressful, wearying and occasionally mutinous night Wayne Rooney(...)

Manchester City fans at the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan in Sevilla. Photograph: Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters

Manchester City fans continued their protests against Uefa by booing the Champions League anthem again before the start of their team’s Group D match (...)