Van Gaal responds to Guardiola and quitting claims

Date published: Friday 22nd January 2016 1:57

Louis van Gaal has responded to midweek reports surrounding his managerial future at Manchester United.

Reports broke on Friday morning that United had held talks with Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola over the possibility of becoming the next manager at Old Trafford in the summer, but Old Trafford officials have since denied the claims.

Wednesday also saw the Daily Mirror report that the Dutchman was considering quitting at the end of the season due to the pressure surrounding the managerial post.

But, speaking at a press conference ahead of the club’s clash with Southampton on Saturday, Van Gaal has dismissed both as paper talk.

“I don’t think that the press have to help me with my decisions. First they have sacked me. Now they are interfering with my future. I don’t have to answer.”

When asked whether such reports have promoted uncertainty within the United dressing room, Van Gaal replied: “Until now, I don’t think so. I have a relationship with the players of Manchester United. That is the most important thing.

“Not everything the media are writing is true.”

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