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(...)

Jamie Vardy won a controversial penalty and scored as Leicester City beat Manchester United 5-3 last season. Photograph: Getty

Louis van Gaal has admitted he is wary of the threat of “nasty” Jamie Vardy for Manchester United’s visit to Leicester City in Saturday’s top(...)

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 (...)

Wayne Rooney has urged Manchester United to be more ruthless in front of goal after his side’s 0-0 draw with PSV at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

Wayne Rooney stressed Manchester United’s need to be more ruthless in front of goal after the 0-0 draw with PSV Eindhoven which left their chan(...)

Louis van Gaal believes securing a place in the last 16 of the Champions League will be difficult after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at home with PSV. Photograph: Reuters

Louis van Gaal came up with a variation on Sven-Goran Eriksson’s old “first half good, second half not so good” routine when describing the dire Manch(...)

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(...)

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 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 (...)