Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho  looks on during a training session ahead of the Champions League game against Basle at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho admitted a gap remains to the continent’s elite ahead of Manchester United’s Champions League return. Europa League glory brought a muc(...)

Philippe Coutinho of Brazil celebrates his goal against Ecuador with teammate Willian. Photograph: Reuters

Uruguay and Argentina drew 0-0 in an uninspiring but hotly contested World Cup qualifier in Montevideo on Thursday, a result that leaves both sides s(...)

Manchester United’s Portuguese goalkeeper Joel Pereira trains at the club’s training complex near Carrington. Photograph: Getty Images

Joel Pereira is ready to make his full Manchester United debut and start living up to manager Jose Mourinho’s expectations. With the Europa League fi(...)

Sergio Romero was Manchester United’s man of the match as his side played out a predictable stalemate with Southampton. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Southampton 0 Manchester United 0 If this really was an audition for Europa League final places, then Sergio Romero has given José Mourinho something(...)

Manchester United are predicting record revenues of up to £570m (€665m) for 2017. Photo: Getty Images

Manchester United are predicting record revenues of up to £570m (€665m) this year, despite struggling domestically and without Champions League footba(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho:  victory in the Europa League final would also secure Champions League qualification and land Mourinho two trophies in his first season at Old Trafford.  Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United’s board would not view the season as a failure if the Europa League is not claimed but the manager would unde(...)

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho with his French midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford. Photograph: PA

It cannot be easy wearing the tag of world’s most expensive footballer, and it may turn out the detailed transfer fee revelations of the past few days(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini scores their first goal in the Europa League semi-final second leg at Old Trafford. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Manchester United 1 Celta Vigo 1 (Man Utd win 2-1 on agg) It is probably typical of José Mourinho, arguably the most prolific trophy machine in the b(...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves the pitch after their Europa League semi-final first leg win over Celta Vigo. Photo: Steven Paston/PA Wire

José Mourinho has defended his decision to field a weakened team against Arsenal on Sunday, saying that the Manchester United side he picks will “figh(...)

Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring with Manchester United team-mates Anthony Martial and Michael Carrick during the Europa League quarter-final second leg at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester United 2 Anderlecht 1 (United win 3-2 on agg) In the end, it was a bittersweet night for Manchester United. They are through to the semi-f(...)