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 (...)

David de Gea says he is happy at Manchester United and has thanked Louis van Gaal and United fans for helping him settle back in after his move to Real Madrid fell through. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

David de Gea is “really happy” at Manchester United and has thanked the manager, Louis van Gaal, and supporters for helping him settle back in after t(...)

Manchester United’s Memphis Depay’s shirt is the third most popular replica shirt in the world, behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo: Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images

Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has warned of the risks of English clubs losing a Champions League slot this season. United ar(...)

Jesse Lingard came in for high praise from the Manchester United manager after his goal against West Brom on Saturday. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits he is likely to face some disappointment in his hunt for new recruits during the next transfer window.(...)

 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 is unlikely to change his ways to appease supporters frustrated at Manchester united’s current style of play. Photograph: PA

Amid all the rancour and frustration, it has almost seemed to go unnoticed during this jarring spell for Manchester United that Louis van Gaal’s team (...)