Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is a Football Correspondent at The Independent.

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Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney celebrate the opening goal in Ann Arbor

Manchester United vs Real Madrid match report: Ashley Young the star as Louis van Gaal's men beat European champions

Manchester United 3 Real Madrid 1: Largest crowd ever at a soccer match in the US witness another pre-season win for United

Wings of desire: Young’s versatility on the flanks has impressed his manager

Manchester United pre-season tour: Louis van Gaal gives Ashley Young some reasons to be cheerful

Van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation puts a great importance on his wingers, and gives Young a chance to show he has a future at Old Trafford

The Champions League winners have compiled another giddying parade of galacticos that will be the envy of Manchester United

Manchester United pre-season: Real Madrid’s amazing array of riches

The Champions League winners have compiled another giddying parade of galacticos that will be the envy of Manchester United who they play tonight

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has moved a step closer to joining Manchester United

Manchester United transfer news: United close in on Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen

The player’s close friendship with Van Persie – with whom he shares an agent – is thought to be a factor

NFL team the Washington Redskins are facing having to change their name

Washington Redskins name change: A red-hot issue of race, money and politics

Opposition is growing to the Washington Redskins name, while the club have launched advertising and fund-raising campaigns in attempts to sway opinion

Louis van Gaal has endured slow starts at previous clubs Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich

Manchester United pre-season tour: Five things we've learnt about Louis van Gaal's Manchester United

Van Gaal's start to life at Manchester United has seen a stark contrast to the same time last year under David Moyes

Louis van Gaal takes a training session

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Players suspect he was having tapes sent to Brazil whilst still in charge of the Netherlands and that the HD footage will be used to view close-ups of their faces, assessing when they are fatigued

Wilfried Zaha in action against Inter Milan

Wilfried Zaha grabs rare opportunity to impress new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

The Dutchman has bluntly stated that he only sees the player as a striker and not as the winger he was known to be at Crystal Palace

The Manchester United team walk out ahead of the pre-season friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan at FedExField

Manchester United transfer news: Mats Hummels, Daley Blind and Thomas Vermaelen on radar as Louis van Gaal reveals he still wants to sign defender

Manchester United beat Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties after their latest pre-season match ended 0-0 after 90 minutes

Louis van Gaal has endured slow starts at previous clubs Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich

Louis van Gaal warns Manchester United fans to expect nothing for three month as players adapt his philosophy

The new manager has admitted he is asking his squad to change to his more technical, tactical game

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