Chris Smalling stretches to steer home Manchester United’s winner against  VfL Wolfsburg at Old Trafford. Photo: Lee Smith/Reuters I

GROUP B: MANCHESTER UNITED 2 (Mata 34pen, Smalling 53) VFL WOLFSBURG 1 (Caligiuri 4) For a while, Manchester United briefly threatened to add(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal smiles during a press conference ahead of Wolfsburg’s visit to  Old Trafford. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

There was a moment as Louis van Gaal held court with Bastian Schweinsteiger, contemplating what it would need to add another Champions League to th(...)

Memphis Depay celebrates scoring Manchester United’s first goal Photograph: Andrew YatesReuters

Wayne Rooney ended his 11-match goal drought as Manchester United climbed to the top of the Barclays Premier League for the first time in over two yea(...)

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw grimaces in pain after being injured during the Champions League Group B  match against PSV Eindhoven at Philips Stadium. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AP Photo

Luke Shaw was still in tears yesterday as he began his recovery from a double leg break that left his former manager Mauricio Pochettino “sick”. Shaw (...)

Manchester United’s Ashley Young in action with Nathaniel Clyne of Liverpool during the English Premier League game at Old Trafford on Saturday. Photograph: Getty.

Ashley Young is ready to play centre forward for Manchester United should Louis van Gaal ask him to, the winger having played there previously for (...)

 Louis van Gaal and his assistant Ryan Giggs observe proceedings from the Manchester United bench. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

As Louis van Gaal saw where Geoff Shreeves was going with the question, his eyes narrowed irritably. Shreeves was asking him to comment on the differe(...)

Anthony Martial opens his Manchester United goalscoring account as he beats Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

In his comments on Anthony Martial, Michael Carrick strengthened the sense of what strange times these are at Manchester United. Martial made an ex(...)

Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho celebrates scoring in the 90th minute to secure a 1-0 win  against Crystal Palace. Photograph:  EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

It was an ending that could have been plucked out of the Manchester United playbook – well, when Alex Ferguson was their manager and they were renown(...)

Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring the third goal for Manchester United. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1 Anthony Martial wasted no time writing himself into Manchester United folklore as he stepped off the bench to score a (...)

David de Gea has signed a new four-year deal with Manchester United. Photograph: PA

David De Gea has performed a dramatic U-turn by signing a four-year contract at Manchester United, the goalkeeper doing so after accepting Real Madrid(...)